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Text of the Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2007. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 4, 2007 (Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment).

This is not the latest text of this bill.

Source: GPO

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

December 4, 2007

HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO SENATE AMENDMENT:

That the House agree to the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 710) entitled An Act to amend the National Organ Transplant Act to provide that criminal penalties do not apply to paired donations of human kidneys, and for other purposes, with the following

In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the amendment of the Senate to the text of the bill, insert the following:

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act.

2.

Amendments to the National Organ Transplant Act

Section 301 of the National Organ Transplant Act (42 U.S.C. 274e) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by adding at the end the following: The preceding sentence does not apply with respect to human organ paired donation.; and

(2)

in subsection (c), by adding at the end the following:

(4)

The term human organ paired donation means the donation and receipt of human organs under the following circumstances:

(A)

An individual (referred to in this paragraph as the first donor) desires to make a living donation of a human organ specifically to a particular patient (referred to in this paragraph as the first patient), but such donor is biologically incompatible as a donor for such patient.

(B)

A second individual (referred to in this paragraph as the second donor) desires to make a living donation of a human organ specifically to a second particular patient (referred to in this paragraph as the second patient), but such donor is biologically incompatible as a donor for such patient.

(C)

Subject to subparagraph (D), the first donor is biologically compatible as a donor of a human organ for the second patient, and the second donor is biologically compatible as a donor of a human organ for the first patient.

(D)

If there is any additional donor-patient pair as described in subparagraph (A) or (B), each donor in the group of donor-patient pairs is biologically compatible as a donor of a human organ for a patient in such group.

(E)

All donors and patients in the group of donor-patient pairs (whether 2 pairs or more than 2 pairs) enter into a single agreement to donate and receive such human organs, respectively, according to such biological compatibility in the group.

(F)

Other than as described in subparagraph (E), no valuable consideration is knowingly acquired, received, or otherwise transferred with respect to the human organs referred to in such subparagraph.

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3.

Report

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report that details the progress made towards understanding the long-term health effects of living organ donation.

4.

No impact on Social Security Trust Fund

Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed to alter or amend the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 301 et seq.) (or any regulation promulgated under that Act).

Amend the title so as to read: An Act to amend the National Organ Transplant Act to provide that criminal penalties do not apply to human organ paired donation, and for other purposes..

Lorraine Miller

Clerk.