Florida Senate - 2020 CS for SB 798 By the Committee on Rules; and Senators Rouson and Pizzo 595-04445-20 2020798c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the procurement of human organs and 3 tissue; amending s. 765.542, F.S.; prohibiting for 4 profit eye banks from procuring certain human organs 5 and tissue for specified purposes, with certain 6 exceptions; amending s. 873.01, F.S.; prohibiting for 7 profit eye banks from procuring certain human organs 8 and tissue for specified purposes, with certain 9 exceptions; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Present subsection (4) of section 765.542, 14 Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (5), and a new 15 subsection (4) is added to that section, to read: 16 765.542 Requirements to engage in organ, tissue, or eye 17 procurement.— 18 (4) A for-profit eye bank may not engage, directly or 19 indirectly, in the procurement of any eye, cornea, eye tissue, 20 or corneal tissue for use in live-cell corneal transplantation. 21 This subsection does not apply to a hospital or an ambulatory 22 surgical center licensed under chapter 395 or to a district 23 medical examiner appointed under chapter 406. 24 Section 2. Present subsections (3) and (4) of section 25 873.01, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4) 26 and (5), respectively, a new subsection (3) is added to that 27 section, and subsections (1) and (2) of that section are 28 amended, to read: 29 873.01 Purchase or sale of human organs and tissue 30 prohibited.— 31 (1) A
Noperson may not shallknowingly offer to purchase 32 or sell, or purchase, sell, or otherwise transfer, any human 33 organ or tissue for valuable consideration. 34 (2) A Nofor-profit corporation or any employee thereof may 35 not shalltransfer or arrange for the transfer of any human body 36 part for valuable consideration. 37 (3) A for-profit eye bank, as defined in s. 765.511, may 38 not engage, directly or indirectly, in the procurement, as 39 defined in s. 765.511, of any eye, cornea, eye tissue, or 40 corneal tissue for use in live-cell corneal transplantation. 41 This subsection does not apply to a hospital or an ambulatory 42 surgical center licensed under chapter 395 or to a district 43 medical examiner appointed under chapter 406. 44 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.