N.J.S.A. 2C:22-2 – Disposition of Body Parts, Criminal Penalties Imposed for Certain Offenses.

2C:22-2 Disposition of Body Parts, Criminal Penalties Imposed for Certain Offenses.

1. a. A person who knowingly, for valuable consideration, purchases or sells a part for transplantation or therapy, if removal of a part from a donor is intended to occur after the donor’s death, is guilty of a crime of the third degree and, notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.2C:43-3, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $50,000, as well as the term of imprisonment provided under N.J.S.2C:43-6, or both.

Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit a person from charging a reasonable amount for the removal, processing, disposal, preservation, quality control, storage, transportation, or implantation of a part.

b.A person who intentionally falsifies, forges, conceals, defaces, or obliterates a document by which a gift of all or part of a human body may be made pursuant to P.L.2008, c.50 (C.26:6-77 et al.), an amendment or revocation of such a document, or any death record or document of medical or social history pertaining to the body or part of the donor, or a refusal to make a gift, in order to obtain a financial benefit or gain, is guilty of a crime of the second degree and, notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.2C:43-3, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $50,000, as well as the term of imprisonment provided under N.J.S.2C:43-6, or both.

c.As used in this section, the terms “decedent,” “donor,” “part,” and “person” have the meaning ascribed to them in section 2 of P.L.2008, c.50 (C.26:6-78).

L.2007, c.36, s.1; amended 2008, c.50, s.22.

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