Analysis of State Actions Regarding Donor Registries. DISCUSSION

01/04/2000

This section outlines implications of the recent applicable state legislative actions. In some cases, state legislative efforts may represent obstacles to the evolution of registries, although the majority of state actions are expected to enhance the development, modification, and possible linkage of state donor registries. This discussion also includes identification of issues related to the donation process that might be clarified with further state legislation (e.g., more clearly defining the functions of the registry, or developing minimum levels of information necessary to establish informed consent).