Is Organ Harvesting Interfering With Death Investigations in L.A. County? Supervisors Intend to Find Out.
The Los Angeles County Coroner has been directed to complete a report on morgue practices and the procurement of organs by nonprofit organization OneLegacy, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Board of Supervisors voted in favor of the resolution last month following a Times analysis that found dozens of death investigations had been hindered or delayed by the quest to preserve organs for donation.
“While organ and tissue donation is invaluable, saves lives, and improves the quality of lives, it is important to ensure that it does not interfere with death investigation services” said Supervisor Hilda Solis, who proposed the resolution.
The county coroner has 90 days to complete the report.