HEALTH AND SAFETY
REVISED UNIFORM ANATOMICAL GIFT ACT
39-3401A. Storage and transport of human bodies or body parts — Duties of state department of health and welfare — Enforcement and penalties. (1) In addition to any other duties and responsibilities, the director of the department of health and welfare shall register facilities for the storage and/or transport of human bodies or human body parts which are intended for research or for educational purposes. The director shall require such facilities to certify that the human body, part or parts to be supplied did not come from a person who has tested positive for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), AIDS related complexes (ARC), or other manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and that the test was negative for the presence of HIV antibodies or antigens, hepatitis or other communicable diseases as that term is defined in departmental administrative rule.
(2) All facilities referred to in this section shall provide to the department, on a form provided by the department, the following: a place of business, legal mailing address, and a description of the nature of the facility, including the mechanism or manner of acquisition, storage and transport of human bodies or human body parts.
(3) The board of health and welfare shall promulgate rules implementing the provisions of this section.
(4) The director may initiate a civil enforcement action through the attorney general as provided in this subsection. Civil enforcement actions shall be commenced and prosecuted in the district court in and for the county in which the alleged violation occurred, and may be brought against any person who is alleged to have violated any provision of this section or any rule or order that has become effective pursuant to this section. Such action may be brought to compel compliance with any provision of this section or with any rule or order promulgated hereunder. The director shall not be required to initiate or prosecute an administrative action before initiating a civil enforcement action.
(5) Any person determined in a civil enforcement action to have violated any provision of this section or any rule or order promulgated pursuant to this section shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) per violation. The method of recovery of said penalty shall be by a civil enforcement action in the district court in and for the county where the violation occurred. All civil penalties collected under this section shall be paid into the general fund of the state.
[39-3401A, added 2008, ch. 256, sec. 1, p. 748.]