|(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
(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