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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 593         FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2106

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Martin J. Walsh

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to organ retention.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 593        FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2106

By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2106) of Martin J. Walsh and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to require the disclosure of body organ retention information.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2385 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to organ retention.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Section 1. The first paragraph of Section 13 of Chapter 38 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence, the following sentence:-

              "If upon release of the body, any body part of the deceased has been retained by the office, the authorized person receiving the body shall be so informed."

              Section 2. The second paragraph of Section 13 of Chapter 38 of the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting after the second sentence, the following sentence:-

              "No body part or organ may be retained without consent from the deceased's next of kin."

              Section 3. Upon passage, this law shall be known as the "David F. Macrelli Law."

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