In the absence of an agreement entered into under section 2108.265 of the Revised Code establishing protocols and procedures governing the relations between a coroner and a procurement organization, if the coroner intends to deny recovery of an organ for transplantation or therapy from a decedent whose body is under the jurisdiction of the coroner, the coroner or the coroner's designee, at the request of the procurement organization, shall attend the removal procedure for the organ before making a final determination not to allow the procurement organization to recover the organ. During the removal procedure, the coroner or the coroner's designee may allow recovery by the procurement organization to proceed, or, if the coroner or the coroner's designee reasonably believes that the organ may be involved in determining the decedent's cause or manner of death or that the organ or the decedent's intact body is needed for law enforcement purposes, deny recovery by the procurement organization.
A coroner may designate another coroner or employees of another coroner's office to act on the coroner's behalf under this section.
Cite as R.C. § 2108.266
History. Effective Date: 2008 HB529 04-07-2009