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Georgia Code Title 31. Health § 31-1-6

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(a) As used in this Code section, the term:

(1) “Heart pacemaker” means any electrical device which stimulates the heart muscle so that it contracts at a certain or regular rate.

(2) “Medically acceptable” means conforming to prevailing medical standards of cleanliness and manufacturers' applicable standards for functional operation.

(3) “Person” includes the following:

(A) Any hospital, surgeon, or physician;

(B) Any accredited medical school, college, or university;

(C) Any licensed, accredited, or approved bank or storage facility of human bodies or parts; or

(D) Any specified individual needing implantation of a heart pacemaker.

(b) Any person, as defined in subsection (a) of this Code section, shall be authorized to receive and reuse a heart pacemaker, provided that such device is medically acceptable for its proposed reuse.

(c) This Code section shall not apply to the receipt and reuse of a nuclear-powered pacemaker.

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