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The application shall include the following information:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.02(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Name of hospital or medical school;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.02(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Name and qualifications of medical director of the proposed eye bank;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.02(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Name of the eye bank facility;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.02(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Address of the eye bank;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.02(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Brief description of equipment and facilities;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.02(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Concise description of scope of service to be offered;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.02(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof of tax-exempt and non-profit status.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.03" name="111-8-28-.03" title="111-8-28-.03">Rule 111-8-28-.03 Approval</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon compliance with all of the requirements for establishing an eye bank the governing authority for establishing said eye bank shall be issued a permit by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful to establish and operate an eye bank without a permit.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.04" name="111-8-28-.04" title="111-8-28-.04">Rule 111-8-28-.04 Inspection</a></h2> <P>Inspections of facilities, equipment and operational procedures of the eye bank shall be made by the Department. If the eye bank is found to be deficient in any point in these rules and regulations, notice of these deficiencies will be given to the eye bank. Correction of such deficiencies must be accomplished for continuation of licensure.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.05" name="111-8-28-.05" title="111-8-28-.05">Rule 111-8-28-.05 National Standards</a></h2> <P>In addition to the requirements of these regulations, the eye bank shall meet the current medical standards approved by the Eye Bank Association of America.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.06" name="111-8-28-.06" title="111-8-28-.06">Rule 111-8-28-.06 Administration</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The eye bank shall be under the control of a hospital or medical school's governing authority. This control may be shared through contractual agreement with other charitable institutions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The eye bank shall have a medical director.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The eye bank may receive gifts, donations and bequests for purposes stated under the law.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The eye bank shall be non-profit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The eye bank shall offer, on an as-needed basis, an appropriate course in eye extractions for embalmers.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.07" name="111-8-28-.07" title="111-8-28-.07">Rule 111-8-28-.07 Records</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All records of the eye bank shall be confidential and shall be made available only to duly authorized persons.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following records shall be kept by each eye bank: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.07(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> donor record; the signed and witnessed duplicate donor card of every intended donor as well as the consent form for every eye received in the eye bank must be kept on file. The consent form shall be witnessed by two (2) persons of legal majority.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.07(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> history record; this shall be a record of the enucleation, identification and condition of the eye or eyes. It shall include a full medical history, the cause of death, time of death, recorded time of enucleation, and when available, gross and slit lamp examination of the enucleated eye.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These records shall be retained for a minimum of six (6) years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the eye bank ceases operation, provision must be made for the retention of records in a manner acceptable to the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.08" name="111-8-28-.08" title="111-8-28-.08">Rule 111-8-28-.08 Consent Requirements in Coroner or Medical Examiner Cases</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In any case in which a donor is having an autopsy performed, the following consent requirements shall be met prior to enucleation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A decedent who may provide a suitable eye for the transplant is under the jurisdiction of a coroner or medical examiner and an autopsy is required in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=45-16-20&amp;title=45&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">45-16-20</a><I>et seq.</I>; or the physician has been requested, as provided by law, to perform an autopsy on a decedent who may provide a suitable eye for the transplant:</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The express written consent to the removal of the eye is given by the next of kin of the decedent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The removal of the eye will not interfere with the subsequent course of an investigation or autopsy.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For corneal excision the following consent requirements shall be met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The decedent from whom the tissue is to be taken is under the jurisdiction of a coroner or medical examiner pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=45-16-25&amp;title=45#" target="_newtab">45-16-25</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No objection by the decedent during his lifetime or after his death, by the appropriate person listed in paragraph (d) of this subsection is known to the coroner, medical examiner, or authorized official acting for the coroner at the time the tissue is removed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The person designated by the eye bank to remove the tissue is a person authorized to do so under O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-23-5&amp;title=31#" target="_newtab">31-23-5</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Objection to the removal of corneal tissue may be made known to the coroner, medical examiner, hospital, funeral director, or authorized official acting for the coroner by the decedent during his lifetime or by the following persons after the decedent's death: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The decedent's spouse;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> f no spouse survives him, any of the decedent's adult children;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If no adult children or spouse survive him, either of the decedent's parents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(2)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If no parents, adult children, or spouse survive him, any of the decedent's brothers or sisters; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.08(2)(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If none of the foregoing survive him, the decedent's next of kin.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.09" name="111-8-28-.09" title="111-8-28-.09">Rule 111-8-28-.09 Consent Requirements in Non-Coroner or Non-Medical Examiner Cases</a></h2> <P>Standard hospital and/or eye bank consent requirements shall be met.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.10" name="111-8-28-.10" title="111-8-28-.10">Rule 111-8-28-.10 Persons Authorized to Extract Eyes</a></h2> <P>Eye banks may authorize the following persons to perform eye extractions:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.10(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any physician;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.10(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> any embalmer licensed by the state of Georgia who has completed a course in eye extraction approved by the Department;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.10(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> any technician trained by and authorized by the eye bank to perform extractions.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.11" name="111-8-28-.11" title="111-8-28-.11">Rule 111-8-28-.11 Medical and Surgical Procedures</a></h2> <P>Procedures involved in the enucleation, transportation, and storage of eye tissue shall comply with the eye bank's policies for such procedures. These procedures shall conform to the current prevailing medical standards.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.12" name="111-8-28-.12" title="111-8-28-.12">Rule 111-8-28-.12 Shipment</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.12(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shipping of eyes shall be the fastest and most convenient transportation methods.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.12(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eyes used for transplanting purposes shall be shipped in sturdy, insulated shipping containers that will maintain a maximum temperature of 4°C. for at least 36 hours.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.12(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A shipping carton, for the transportation of eyes, shall be supplied to the participating physicians by the Eye Bank and shall contain for each donated eye: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.12(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a sterile storage chamber with cotton balls.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.12(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> history record card;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.12(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> printed instructions for removal of eyes.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.13" name="111-8-28-.13" title="111-8-28-.13">Rule 111-8-28-.13 Publicity</a></h2> <P>All publicity, with the objective of informing and educating the general public to take an active part in the eye donor program, all fund raising activities, and the solicitation of donor eye pledges, must be done by the most dignified means. Such activities shall conform to prevailing medical ethics and at a minimum provide that:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.13(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eye tissue shall neither be bought nor sold.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.13(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eye tissue shall be distributed without discrimination based on race, creed, color, or national origin.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.13(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eye tissue shall be distributed only to qualified opthalmologists on a first come, first served basis, except in an emergency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.13(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The wishes of the immediate family shall be respected in carrying out the donor's eye pledge.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.13(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The names of donor and recipient shall not be disclosed without written consent.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.13(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eye pledges shall be solicited in a dignified manner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.13(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fund raising shall be ethically conducted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.13(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eye banks shall not compete with one another.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.14" name="111-8-28-.14" title="111-8-28-.14">Rule 111-8-28-.14 Penalty</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.14(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It shall be unlawful: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.14(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> for any person to sell either his eyes or any parts thereof or the eyes or any parts thereof of another person or to receive any remuneration for the giving of a human eye or any part thereof;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.14(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> for the person or persons operating and maintaining any eye bank to sell any donated eye or donated part thereof or knowingly to extract, remove, or take possession of any human eye or part thereof for which any person received compensation or remuneration;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.14(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> for any person or persons to establish or operate any eye bank without approval of the Department or otherwise not in accordance with this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.14(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any person who violates any provision of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-23-9&amp;title=31#" target="_newtab">31-23-9</a> shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.15" name="111-8-28-.15" title="111-8-28-.15">Rule 111-8-28-.15 Waivers, Variances, Exemptions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department upon petition may grant variances or waivers of specific rules and regulations as provided for in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-2-7&amp;title=31#" target="_newtab">31-2-7</a>, when it has been shown that the rule or regulation is not applicable or to allow experimentation and demonstration of new and innovative approaches to delivery of services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="111-8-28-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may exempt classes of facilities from regulation as provided for in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-2-7&amp;title=31#" target="_newtab">31-2-7</a>, when regulation would not permit the purpose intended or the class of facilities is subject to similar requirements under other rules and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.16" name="111-8-28-.16" title="111-8-28-.16">Rule 111-8-28-.16 Enforcement</a></h2> <P>The administration and enforcement of these rules and regulations shall be as prescribed in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-2-8&amp;title=31#" target="_newtab">31-2-8</a> and as prescribed by the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act, O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-13-1&amp;title=50&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">50-13-1</a><I>et seq.</I></P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.01" name="111-8-28-.01" title="111-8-28-.01">Rule 111-8-28-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.02" name="111-8-28-.02" title="111-8-28-.02">Rule 111-8-28-.02 Application</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.03" name="111-8-28-.03" title="111-8-28-.03">Rule 111-8-28-.03 Approval</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.04" name="111-8-28-.04" title="111-8-28-.04">Rule 111-8-28-.04 Inspection</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.05" name="111-8-28-.05" title="111-8-28-.05">Rule 111-8-28-.05 National Standards</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.06" name="111-8-28-.06" title="111-8-28-.06">Rule 111-8-28-.06 Administration</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.07" name="111-8-28-.07" title="111-8-28-.07">Rule 111-8-28-.07 Records</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.08" name="111-8-28-.08" title="111-8-28-.08">Rule 111-8-28-.08 Consent Requirements in Coroner or Medical Examiner Cases</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.09" name="111-8-28-.09" title="111-8-28-.09">Rule 111-8-28-.09 Consent Requirements in Non-Coroner or Non-Medical Examiner Cases</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.10" name="111-8-28-.10" title="111-8-28-.10">Rule 111-8-28-.10 Persons Authorized to Extract Eyes</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.11" name="111-8-28-.11" title="111-8-28-.11">Rule 111-8-28-.11 Medical and Surgical Procedures</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.12" name="111-8-28-.12" title="111-8-28-.12">Rule 111-8-28-.12 Shipment</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.13" name="111-8-28-.13" title="111-8-28-.13">Rule 111-8-28-.13 Publicity</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.14" name="111-8-28-.14" title="111-8-28-.14">Rule 111-8-28-.14 Penalty</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.15" name="111-8-28-.15" title="111-8-28-.15">Rule 111-8-28-.15 Waivers, Variances, Exemptions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/111-8-28-.16" name="111-8-28-.16" title="111-8-28-.16">Rule 111-8-28-.16 Enforcement</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span 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