State Legislation

& Donor Registries by State

The clickable map allows you to review the UAGA and Determination of Death legislation in each state. These state laws facilitate organ and tissue donation commitments and make transplants happen.

The Alliance Resource Section

Hover over each state to access links to official government websites hosting electronic versions of state and federal laws pertaining to anatomical gift laws, determination of death laws and online registries. All citations are to laws and regulations posted on the linked websites as of the date the site was last visited for the purposes of compiling this section of the Toolbox (i.e. through July 1st, 2018). In some instances, we have been able to link only to the website home page. In those cases, we have provided navigation instructions to assist you in locating the cited law/regulation.

These links may not remain current as states revise their websites and codes. If the link is broken, cut and paste the link into your browser’s address line. If the link still does not work, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected].

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This section has been reviewed and updated as of December 2018.



  • State: Anatomical Gift Laws: VIRGIN ISLANDS_RUAGA, 19 V.I.C. §§401-425, Click “I Agree.” Type < Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift > in the search field. When results appear, select Chapter 20 and Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. 
  • Determination of Death: 19 V.I.C. § 869, Click “I Agree.” Type < Determination of Death > in the search field. When results appear, select “§ 869. Uniform Determination of death.”


  • State: Anatomical Gift Laws: 24 L.P.R.A. §§3620-3620yto read statute as codified, click “I Agree.” At search page, cut and paste < Donations and Transplants > in search field and check Table of Contents immediately below. Select Chapter 150 for a full listing of section numbers.
  • Determination of Death: 24 LPRA §3620 (m), Click “I Agree.” Type < Respiratory and Circulatory > in the search field. When results appear, select “§ 3620 Definitions.”

Federal Statutes

  • National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA), as amend and codified, 42 USC §§ 273 et seq.
  • Social Security Act, Hospital protocols for organ procurement and standards for organ procurement agencies, 42 USC §1320b-8
  • Drivers Privacy Protection Act, 18 USC 2721 et. seq. (PL103-322)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), 42 USC 1320d-1329d-8
  • United States Code – Official web site – search here for the most current versions of federal laws.

Federal Regulations


Legislative Resources