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  194.260.  Reasonable search to identify donors — immunity from liability, when. — 1.  The following persons shall make a reasonable search of an individual who the person reasonably believes is dead or near death for a document of gift or other information identifying the individual as a donor or as an individual who made a refusal:

  (1)  A law enforcement officer, firefighter, paramedic, or other emergency rescuer finding the individual; and

  (2)  If no other source of the information is immediately available, a hospital, as soon as practical after the individual's arrival at the hospital.

  2.  If a document of gift or a refusal to make an anatomical gift is located by the search required by subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section and the individual or deceased individual to whom it relates is taken to a hospital, the person responsible for conducting the search shall send the document of gift or refusal to the hospital.

  3.  A person is not subject to criminal or civil liability for failing to discharge the duties imposed by this section but may be subject to administrative sanctions.

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(L. 1969 S.B. 43 § 6, A.L. 2008 S.B. 1139)


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