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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2340


PUBLIC LAW 98-507—OCT. 19, 1984 (C) recommendations for the education and training of health professionals, including physicians, nurses, and hospital and emergency care personnel, with respect to organ procurement; (D) recommendations for the education of the general public, the clergy, law enforcement officers, members of local fire departments, and other agencies and individuals that may be instrumental in effecting organ procurement; (E) recommendations for assuring equitable access by patients to organ transplantation and for assuring the equitable allocation of donated organs among transplant centers and among patients medically qualified for an organ transplant; (F) an identification of barriers to the donation of organs to patients (with special emphasis upon pediatric patients), including an assessment of^ (i) barriers to the improved identification of organ donors and their families and organ recipients; (ii) the number of potential organ donors and their geographical distribution; (iii) current health care services provided for patients who need organ transplantation and organ procurement procedures, systems, and programs which affect such patients; (iv) cultural factors affecting the family with respect to the donation of the organs; and (v) ethical and economic issues relating to organ transplantation needed by chronically ill patients; (G) recommendations for the conduct and coordination of continuing research concerning all aspects of the transplantation of organs; (H) an analysis of the factors involved in insurance reimbursement for transplant procedures by private insurers and the public sector; (I) an analysis of the manner in which organ transplantation technology is diffused among and adopted by qualified medical centers, including a specification of the number and geographical distribution of qualified medical centers using such technology and an assessment of whether the number of centers using such technology is sufficient or excessive and of whether the public has sufficient access to medical procedures using such technology; and (J) an assessment of the feasibility of establishing, and of the likely effectiveness of, a national registry of human organ donors. MEMBERSHIP

42 USC 273 note.

SEC. 102. (a) The Task Force shall be composed of twenty-five members as follows: (1) Twenty-one members shall be appointed by the Secretary of which: (A) nine members shall be physicians or scientists who are eminent in the various medical and scientific specialties related to human organ transplantation; (B) three members shall be individuals who are not physicians and who represent the field of human organ procurement; (C) four members shall be individuals who are not physicians and who as a group have expertise in the fields of law,