Health and Safety Code Section 7152.7

7152.7.  (a) The California organ procurement organizations designated pursuant to Section 273 and following, of Title 42 of the United States Code, are hereby authorized to establish a not-for-profit entity that shall be designated the California Organ and Tissue Donor Registrar, which shall establish and maintain the California Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. The registry shall contain information regarding persons who have identified themselves as organ and tissue donors upon their death. The registrar shall be responsible for developing methods to increase the number of donors who enroll in the registry.

(b) The registrar shall make available to the federally designated organ procurement organizations (OPOs) in California and the state licensed tissue and eye banks information contained in the registry regarding potential donors on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week basis. This information shall be used to expedite a match between identified organ and tissue donors and potential recipients.

(c) The registrar may receive voluntary contributions to support the registry and its activities.

(d) The registrar shall submit an annual written report to the Director of Health Services and the Legislature that includes all of the following:

(1) The number of donors on the registry.

(2) The changes in the number of donors on the registry.

(3) The general characteristics of donors as may be determined by information provided on the donor registry forms pursuant to Sections 12811 and 13005 of the Vehicle Code.

(Amended Sec. 4, Ch. 405, Stats. 2003. Effective January 1, 2004.)