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State Requirements for Tissue Bank Licensure, Registration or Certification. Current as of November 2008

STATE REQUIREMENT AUTHORITY
CaliforniaLicenseCA Health & Safety Code §1635.1 -- With certain exceptions, all tissue banks operating in California must have a current and valid tissue bank license issued by the Department of Health Services.
DelawareRegistration16 Delaware Code § 2801 -- All sperm banks and tissue banks operating in the state must register with the Department of Health and Social Services by May 1 of each year.
District of ColumbiaLicenseDC Code 7-1541.03 & CDCR 22-301 -- All tissue banks operating in the District of Columbia must have a valid license.
FloridaCertificationFlorida Statutes 765.542 -- An organization may not engage in tissue banking activities in Florida unless it is certified by the Agency for Health Care Administration.
GeorgiaLicenseGA Comp. Rules & Regs § 290-9-8-04 -- No clinical laboratory (i.e., tissue bank) may be operated without a license issued by the Department of Human Resources.
IllinoisRegistration20 ILCS 2310/2310-330 and 77 Ill. Adm. Code 470.30 -- All sperm banks and tissue banks operating in the state must register with the Department of Public Health by May 1 of each year.
LouisianaAuthorization32 L.R. § 403 and LAC § 48:I.2901 and 2903 -- The Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals will compile and disseminate a list of those nonprofit organ and tissue banks that are authorized to receive donations under this section. The nonprofit tissue banks must submit certain information to the Secretary for authorization.
MarylandPermitMD Code Ann. § 17-305 -- A permit issued by the Secretary is necessary to operate a tissue bank in Maryland or to represent or service in Maryland a tissue bank located outside the state.
Massachusetts
ALM GL Chapter 113, § 7 -- A tissue bank or storage facility is defined as “a facility licensed, accredited or approved by the Department of Public Health.”
MississippiCertificationMiss. Code Ann. § 41-39-15 -- All tissue banks are required to be certified by the Mississippi State Department of Health, which must be renewed annually.
New YorkLicenseNY CLS Public Health § 4364 -- Tissue banks must obtain a license pursuant to this article.
OklahomaPermitOklahoma Statutes § 2209.1 and O.A.C. § 310:505-5-1 -- All tissue banks that procure bone, skin, or connective tissue must obtain a permit issued by the State Department of Health.
OregonRegistrationSB 341 (Signed into law 6/11/07) -- Tissue banks doing business in the state must register with the Department of Health Services.
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