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Article - Health - General




§13–901.    IN EFFECT

    (a)    (1)    There is an Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund.

        (2)    The Fund consists of money collected under § 16–111.2(f) of the Transportation Article.

        (3)    The Fund is a special, nonlapsing fund that is not subject to § 7–302 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.

        (4)    The State Treasurer shall separately hold and the State Comptroller shall account for the Fund.

        (5)    The Fund shall be invested and reinvested in the same manner as other State funds.

        (6)    Any investment earnings shall be retained to the credit of the Fund.

    (b)    (1)    The Fund shall be managed and supervised by the Secretary or the Secretary’s designee.

        (2)    (i)    The Fund shall be used to promote public education and awareness about organ, tissue, and eye donations and to fund the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a donor registry as provided in § 4–516 of the Estates and Trusts Article.

            (ii)    1.    At least $400,000 shall be distributed annually from the Fund to the qualified nonprofit entity described in § 4–516 of the Estates and Trusts Article.

                2.    Any unused funds distributed to the qualified nonprofit entity under subsubparagraph 1 of this subparagraph shall revert to the Fund at the end of each fiscal year.

        (3)    The Fund shall be subject to audit by the Office of Legislative Audits under Title 2, Subtitle 12 of the State Government Article.

§13–901.    // EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 PER CHAPTER 444 OF 2018 //

    (a)    (1)    There is an Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Fund.

        (2)    The Fund consists of money collected under § 16–111.2(f) of the Transportation Article.

        (3)    The Fund is a special, continuing, nonlapsing fund that is not subject to § 7–302 of the State Finance and Procurement Article.

        (4)    The Treasurer shall separately hold and the Comptroller shall account for the Fund.

        (5)    The Fund shall be invested and reinvested in the same manner as other State funds.

        (6)    Any investment earnings shall be retained to the credit of the Fund.

    (b)    (1)    The Fund shall be managed and supervised by the Secretary or the Secretary’s designee.

        (2)    The Fund shall be used to promote public education and awareness about organ, tissue, and eye donations and to fund the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a donor registry as provided in § 4–516 of the Estates and Trusts Article.

        (3)    The Fund shall be subject to audit by the Office of Legislative Audits under Title 2, Subtitle 12 of the State Government Article.



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