Committee: State GovernmentSponsor: Coleman-Madison
Analyst: Bryan YoungDate: 03/08/2021


Senate Bill 22 as passed the Senate requires medical examiners, including medical examiners employed by the Department of Forensic Sciences, to notify the next of kin when an organ of a deceased person is retained to determine identification or the manner or cause of death. In addition, this bill requires a medical examiner to notify the next of kin and obtain approval to retain organ of the deceased for research not associated with the cause of death.

This bill would increase the administrative obligations of various state and local law enforcement agencies by an undetermined amount to notify the next of kin that a deceased person's organ is being retained as provided by this bill.

 Chris Pringle, Chair
State Government