For the purposes of sections
-A55 inclusive, the following definitions shall apply:
"Advisory Committee on Plasmapheresis and
Blood Banking" means a group of consultants, appointed by the state
commissioner of health and serving in a voluntary capacity, to advise the
department of health on matters relating to the regulation of plasmapheresis
and blood banking. Two of the consultants shall be physicians licensed to
practice in Connecticut who are in charge of blood banking facilities in
hospitals licensed in accordance with sections 19a-A490 to 19a-A503 of the
general statutes; one shall be a physician licensed to practice in Connecticut
who is associated with or employed by a plasmapheresis or blood banking center
which is not a part of a licensed hospital; one shall be a physician who is
licensed to practice in Connecticut, is board-certified in clinical pathology,
and is the director of a hospital laboratory registered and approved in
accordance with sections 19a-36-A25 to 19a-36-A35 and section
public health code; and one shall be a licensed physician who is not associated
with a plasmapheresis center or blood banking facility. The commissioner of
health, if he deems it necessary, may appoint additional consultants to this
"Department" means the state department of health.
(c) "Director" means the person designated by
the registrant to be responsible for the daily technical and scientific
operations of the plasmapheresis center or blood banking facility including the
choice and application of methods, daily technical and scientific operations,
donor selection and care, phlebotomies, and reintroduction of red cells as
(d) "Center" means any
area where plasmapheresis, plateletpheresis or blood banking operations are
Center" means any area where blood is removed from a human being to obtain
plasma, its components, or the non-erythrocytic formed elements with subsequent
reinfusion of the red cells into the donor.
(f) "Blood Collection Facility" means any
area where blood is removed from a human being for the purpose of administering
said blood or any of its components to any human being.
(g) "Owner" means any individual, firm,
partnership, association, corporation, the State of Connecticut, or any
municipality or other subdivision thereof, or any other entity whether
organized for profit or not.
"Registrant" means the person in whose name the registration is granted. The
registrant shall be the owner, if the center is owned by a single individual,
or a responsible officer or representative when the center is owned by a group,
partnership, firm, corporation, or governmental agency.
(i) "Specimen" means material derived from a
human being or body.
means any person, whether for profit or not, who submits to plasmapheresis or
allows a unit of blood more or less to be taken from his or her body for the
purpose of transfusion or preparation of blood derivatives or
(k) "Unit" means 450
milliliters of blood more or less.
(l) "Transfusion" means the intravenous
administration of whole blood, packed red blood cells, plasma, and other blood
components, fractions, or derivatives to a human being.