Author: Rob Bonta
Under current law, certain entities must apply for a state license if they collect process, store and/or distribute tissue allografts. The regulations are strict and have become burdensome for facilities that only require temporary storage of tissue allografts during surgeries. Instead, many hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers located in California opt out of obtaining a license and instead use costly courier services. With certain restrictions, this bill would allow hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to retain and store unused tissue allografts without needing a state license.