Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill

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Subpart 1—Earnings compensation for qualifying donors: entitlement and discretionary earnings compensation

9 Who are qualifying donors

(1)

A person is a qualifying donor in relation to a donor surgery if, on application under Part 3, the Director-General is satisfied that—

(a)

the person will forgo earnings as a result of taking unpaid leave or otherwise ceasing employment to allow for his or her recuperation from the surgery; and

(b)

both the donor surgery and the surgery to implant the organ will be carried out in New Zealand; and

(c)

the recipient of the organ is eligible to receive services funded under the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000; and

(d)

the organ will be collected, implanted, and dealt with lawfully.

(2)

For the purposes of subsection (1)(d), the Director-General may assume the organ will be collected, implanted, and dealt with lawfully in the absence of information to the contrary.