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Senate Bill No. 581

(By Senators Laird, Stollings, Foster, Prezioso, White, Kessler, Plymale and Jenkins)

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[Introduced March 13, 2009; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §16-21-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to blood donations by persons age sixteen with parental consent.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §16-21-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 21. BLOOD DONATIONS.

§16-21-1. Donations by seventeen-year-old minors without parental permission.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any person seventeen years of age or older may donate blood without the permission or authorization of a parent or guardian and any person sixteen years of age may donate blood
with the permission or authorization of a parent or guardian: Provided, That no a parent or guardian shall may not be liable for any medical expense which may occur as a result of a minor donating blood under the provisions of this section: Provided, however, That nothing herein shall may be construed as permitting such a minor of age seventeen or older or a minor of age sixteen to give blood for compensation in any form.
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(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to permit blood donations by persons age sixteen with parental consent.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.)

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JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AMENDMENT


By striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Senate Bill No. 581--A Bill
to amend and reenact §16-21-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to donating blood by persons sixteen years of age with parental consent.


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