NJ Senate Clears Bill Targeting Organ Transplant Bias

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT) -- New Jersey hospitals and health care professionals would be barred from discriminating against people with mental or physical disabilities in determining eligibility for organ transplants under a bill that the state Senate approved Monday.

The bill — which cleared the Senate in a 33-0 vote with seven lawmakers not voting — prohibits bias against a possible organ transplant recipient based solely on physical disability.

However, a physician could consider such a disability if it's medically significant in terms of the transplant's success.

“People with developmental disabilities...
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