Legislature Considers Bill To Allow Organ Transplants Between HIV-Positive Patients
The measure is expected to pass the Assembly Health Committee and then the full Assembly by the end of this week. The Senate has already approved it. The practice is currently permissible under federal law, but not under California state law.
The Desert Sun:
California Poised To OK HIV-Patient Organ Transplants
Republican Assembly Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley is helping this week to push through the Legislature a bill that would allow for organ transplants between HIV-positive patients, which is permissible by federal law but prohibited in California. (Marx, 5/23)