72-17-311. Eye enucleations -- enucleators -- qualifications. (1) Eye enucleations for purposes of anatomical gifts may be performed:
(a) by a licensed physician or surgeon; or
(b) by an enucleator trained in eye enucleation.
(2) An acceptable course in eye enucleation must include the anatomy and physiology of the eye, instruction in maintaining a sterile field during the enucleation procedure, and use of appropriate instruments and sterile procedures for removal and preservation of corneal tissue.
(3) Certification of satisfactory completion of a course in eye enucleation must be provided by the ophthalmologist who teaches the course. This certification qualifies an enucleator to perform eye enucleations for a period of 3 years from the date of completion of the course.
History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 403, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 137, Ch. 370, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 540, L. 1989.