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Archive for Tuesday, June 7, 2011

25 years ago: Organ-donor legislation passed in Topeka

June 7, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 7, 1986:

  • Recent legislation in Topeka, which had been introduced and passed in only three days, required hospitals to develop procedures to identify potential organ donors. The legislation also required that the next of kin be asked whether the deceased was an organ donor. Kansas had thereby joined 11 other states that had enacted “routine inquiry legislation” on organ donations.
  • Members of the Lawrence school board were scheduled to hear from the Hillcrest School Parent-Teacher Organization about traffic concerns around the school. The city’s Traffic Safety Commission had agreed recently to recommend changes in traffic routing around Hillcrest, suggesting that parking be removed from the west side of Highland between Harvard and Yale. The commission had also recommended the installation of stop signs on Harvard at Hilltop.

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