The Act functions to prohibit discrimination by health care providers and insurers against potential organ transplant recipients due to physical or mental disabilities. Also known as Gracie’s Law, the Act provides a pathway through local courts to enforce compliance, and an affected individual may bring a civil action for injunctive and other equitable relief. In addition, the Act incorporates Simon’s Law, which provides that an order to not resuscitate a minor child can only be issued with the consent of the minor’s parents.
Sarah Beach & Anne M. Simoneaux,
HB 128: Prohibition of Discrimination Against Potential Organ Transplant Recipients,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
Available at: https://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol38/iss1/19