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65-1728.Eye enucleation; embalmers and other persons; certificate of competence; liability. For the purpose of removing an eye or part thereof, any embalmer licensed in accordance with the provisions of article 17 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and acts amendatory thereof, a licensed nurse, technician employed by a nationally certified eye bank, licensed optometrist, attendant as defined under K.S.A. 65-6112, and amendments thereto, or physician assistant, who has completed a course in eye enucleation at a school certified by the department of ophthalmology, college of medicine of the university of Kansas school of medicine, and holds a valid certificate of competence from such certified school, or a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery is hereby authorized to enucleate eyes from any body when the gift of such eye has been made in accordance with the terms of the revised uniform anatomical gift act (K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-3220 through 65-3244, and amendments thereto). Persons certified in accordance with this section and persons licensed to practice medicine and surgery who perform the enucleation of eyes in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 65-3220 through 65-3244, and amendments thereto, shall incur no liability, civil or criminal, for his acts in performance of enucleation of eyes.

History: L. 1972, ch. 238, § 1; L. 1998, ch. 65, § 1; L. 2004, ch. 117, § 4; L. 2007, ch. 127, § 31; July 1.



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