Maine Revised Statutes

§2948. Preclusive effect of anatomical gift, amendment or revocation

1. Person other than donor barred.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, in the absence of an express, contrary indication by the donor, a person other than the donor is barred from making, amending or revoking an anatomical gift of a donor's body or a part if the donor made an anatomical gift of the donor's body or the part under section 2945 or an amendment to an anatomical gift of the donor's body or the part under section 2946.
[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Revocation not refusal.  A donor's revocation of an anatomical gift of the donor's body or a part under section 2946 is not a refusal and does not bar another person specified in section 2944 or 2949 from making an anatomical gift of the donor's body or a part under section 2945 or 2950.
[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Effect of gift or amendment by person other than donor.  If a person other than the donor makes an unrevoked anatomical gift of the donor's body or a part under section 2945 or an amendment to an anatomical gift of the donor's body or a part under section 2946, another person may not make, amend or revoke the gift of the donor's body or part under section 2950.
[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]
4. Effect of revocation by person other than donor.  A revocation of an anatomical gift of the donor's body or a part under section 2946 by a person other than the donor does not bar another person from making an anatomical gift of the body or a part under section 2945 or 2950.
[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]
5. Effect of gift of a part or for a purpose.  In the absence of an express, contrary indication by the donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 2944:
A. An anatomical gift of a part is neither a refusal to give another part nor a limitation on the making of an anatomical gift of another part at a later time by the donor or another person under section 2945 or 2950; and [2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW).]
B. An anatomical gift of a part for one or more of the purposes set forth in section 2944 is not a limitation on the making of an anatomical gift of the part for any of the other purposes by the donor or any other person under section 2945 or 2950. [2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]
6. Donor unemancipated minor.  If a donor who is an unemancipated minor dies under 18 years of age, a parent of the donor who is reasonably available may revoke or amend an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part.
[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]
7. Parent's revocation of unemancipated minor's refusal.  If an unemancipated minor who signed a refusal dies under 18 years of age, a parent of the individual who is reasonably available may revoke the individual's refusal.
[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW).

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