Projects‎ > ‎Policy Initiatives‎ > ‎Paul's Law‎ > ‎

Text of Paul's Law

Amending Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) of the
   Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in anatomical gifts,
   further providing for manner of executing anatomical gifts.

The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows:
hereby enacts as follows:
 Section 1.  Section 8613 of Title 20 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a subsection to read:
 § 8613.  Manner of executing anatomical gifts.
 ** *
 (g)  Rights and protections for certain individuals.--
 (1)  (i)  An individual who is a candidate to receive an
anatomical gift shall not be deemed ineligible to receive
an anatomical gift solely because of the individual's
physical or mental disability, except to the extent that
the physical or mental disability has been found by a
physician or surgeon following an individualized
evaluation of the potential recipient to be medically
 significant to the provision of the anatomical gift.
 (ii)  If an individual has the necessary support
 system to assist the individual in complying with
posttransplant medical requirements, an individual's
 inability to independently comply with those requirements
 shall not be deemed to be medically significant.
 (iii)  The provisions of this subsection shall apply
 to each part of the organ transplant process.
 (2)  The court shall accord priority on its calendar and
expeditiously proceed with an action brought to seek any
remedy authorized by law for purposes of enforcing compliance
with the provisions of this section.
 (3)  The provisions of this section shall not be deemed
 to require referrals or recommendations for, or the
performance of, medically inappropriate organ transplants.
 (4)  As used in this subsection, the term "disability"
 shall have the same meaning as in the Americans with
 Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336, 104 Stat. 327).
 Section 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.