<<Prev Rule

Texas Administrative Code

Next Rule>>
RULE §477.5Transfer of Bodies

(a) Application for transfer. Institutions or search organizations desiring the transfer of a body must make written request to the secretary-treasurer of the board. Reasons for the need for a body must be stated.

(b) Approval of transfer. The secretary-treasurer is authorized to approve transfers. Although the law provides for private physicians to be authorized to receive bodies, it is the belief of the board that, in general, a physician should arrange to do anatomical work at a medical or dental school or at an authorized hospital.

(c) Availability. While the secretary-treasurer of the board shall make diligent efforts to locate a source of bodies for transfer, final authorization for such transfer shall be dependent on the willingness of a member institution to provide the required body or bodies. Costs of the body and for transportation shall be borne by the institution or search organization receiving the transferred body.

(d) Disposal of transferred bodies. Unless other suitable arrangements have been made and approved by the secretary-treasurer or the board in advance, transferred bodies on which dissection has been completed shall be returned to the institution originally providing the body for final disposition within one calendar year.

(e) Extension. The secretary-treasurer may approve extensions beyond the one calendar year time limit. Written requests for an extension must be submitted prior to the expiration of the term, and reasons for the extension must be stated.

Source Note: The provisions of this §477.5 adopted to be effective January 1, 1976; amended to be effective January 7, 2001, 26 TexReg 200; amended to be effective March 29, 2004, 29 TexReg 3230; amended to be effective January 17, 2005, 30 TexReg 75; amended to be effective September 11, 2016, 41 TexReg 6753

Link to Texas Secretary of State Home Page | link to Texas Register home page | link to Texas Administrative Code home page | link to Open Meetings home page