S. 487 (110th): Living Kidney Organ Donation Clarification Act of 2007

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Feb 16, 2007 (Referred to House Committee).

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S 487 RFH

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 487

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2007

Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


AN ACT

To amend the National Organ Transplant Act to clarify that kidney paired donations shall not be considered to involve the transfer of a human organ for valuable consideration.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Living Kidney Organ Donation Clarification Act of 2007'.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT TO THE NATIONAL ORGAN TRANSPLANT ACT.

    Section 301(a) of the National Organ Transplant Act (42 U.S.C. 274e(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: `For purposes of this section, kidney paired donation shall not be considered to involve the transfer of a human organ for valuable consideration.'.

SEC. 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.

Passed the Senate February 15, 2007.

Attest:

NANCY ERICKSON,

Secretary.