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     Idaho Statutes

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39-3411.  Requirements for informed consent. In the absence of a document of gift or other evidence of an individual’s intention to make or refuse to make an anatomical gift, the following information shall be provided to any person or persons, listed in section 39-3409, Idaho Code, approached for purposes of obtaining informed consent:
(1)  A confirmation of the donor’s identity and his or her clinical terminal condition;
(2)  A general description of the purposes of anatomical gift donation;
(3)  Identification of specific organs and/or tissues, including cells, that are being requested for donation, provided that subsequent information on the specific gifts recovered shall be supplied;
(4)  An explanation that the retrieved organs and/or tissues may be used for transplantation, therapy, medical research or educational purposes;
(5)  A general description of the recovery process including, but not limited to, timing, relocation of the donor if applicable, and contact information;
(6)  An explanation that laboratory tests and a medical and/or social history will be completed to determine the medical suitability of the donor and that blood samples from the donor will be tested for certain transmissible diseases, including testing for HIV antibodies or antigens;
(7)  An explanation that the spleen, lymph nodes and blood may be removed, and cultures may be performed, for the purpose of determining donor suitability and donor and recipient capability;
(8)  A statement granting access to the donor’s medical records and providing that the medical records may be released to other appropriate parties;
(9)  An explanation that costs directly related to the evaluation, recovery, preservation and placement of the organs and/or tissues will not be charged to the family members of the donor;
(10) An explanation of the impact the donation process may have on burial arrangements and on the appearance of the donor’s body; and
(11) A statement that tissues or parts may be retrieved and/or used by for-profit procurement entities.

[39-3411, added 2007, ch. 30, sec. 2, p. 67.]

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