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Title 18: Health

Chapter 110: REVISED UNIFORM ANATOMICAL GIFT ACT

18 V.S.A. § 5250e. Manner of making anatomical gift before donor's death



§ 5250e. Manner of making anatomical gift before donor's death

(a) A donor may make an anatomical gift:

(1) by authorizing a statement or symbol indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift to be imprinted on the donor's driver's license or nondriver identification card;

(2) in an advance directive executed pursuant to chapter 231 of this title;

(3) in a will;

(4) during a terminal illness or injury of the donor, by any form of communication addressed to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness; or

(5) as provided in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) A donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 5250d of this title may make a gift by a donor card or other record signed by the donor or other person making the gift or by authorizing that a statement or symbol indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift be included on a donor registry. If the donor or other person is physically unable to sign a record, the record may be signed by another individual at the direction of the donor or other person and must:

(1) be witnessed by at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness, who have signed at the request of the donor or the other person; and

(2) state that it has been signed and witnessed as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection.

(c) Revocation, suspension, expiration, or cancellation of a driver's license or nondriver identification card upon which an anatomical gift is indicated does not invalidate the gift.

(d) An anatomical gift made by will takes effect upon the donor's death whether or not the will is probated. Invalidation of the will after the donor's death does not invalidate the gift. (Added 2009, No. 119 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)