§ 31-23-5. Persons authorized to extract eyes; compensation therefor; liability of persons operating eye banks or having custody or control of donor's body.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 31. HEALTH

Chapter 23. EYE BANKS

Current through 2019 Chapter 321

§ 31-23-5. Persons authorized to extract eyes; compensation therefor; liability of persons operating eye banks or having custody or control of donor's body

(a) Upon the death of any donor, the persons holding a donor's unrevoked instrument of donation and maintaining and operating the donee eye bank may authorize any physician, or any embalmer licensed under Article 1 of Chapter 18 of Title 43, as now or hereafter amended, who has completed a course of training in eye extraction approved by the department, or any technician trained by and authorized by the eye bank to extract and remove the donated eyes or parts thereof for the eye bank in accordance with sound medical practices.
(b) The person or persons extracting and removing the donated eyes or parts thereof shall receive no compensation for such services other than that established, approved, and paid by the persons maintaining and operating the eye bank.
(c) Neither persons maintaining and operating eye banks, nor their agents, nor persons having custody or control of a deceased donor's body shall be liable criminally or civilly to any person or any person's estate for the removal of eyes or parts thereof donated and removed in accordance with this chapter.

Cite as OCGA § 31-23-5