Oregon Statutes - Chapter 97 - Rights and Duties Relating to Cemeteries, Human Bodies and Anatomical Gifts - Section 97.967 - Methods for making, amending or revoking anatomical gift of body or body part of decedent by authorized person.

(1) A person authorized to make an anatomical gift under ORS 97.965 may make an anatomical gift by a document of gift signed by the person making the gift or by that personís oral communication that is electronically recorded or is contemporaneously reduced to a record and signed by the individual receiving the oral communication.

(2) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, an anatomical gift by a person authorized under ORS 97.965 may be amended or revoked orally or in a record by any member of a prior class who is reasonably available. If more than one member of the prior class is reasonably available, the gift made by a person authorized under ORS 97.965 may be:

(a) Amended only if a majority of the reasonably available members agree to amendment of the gift; or

(b) Revoked only if a majority of the reasonably available members agree to the revocation of the gift or if they are equally divided as to whether to revoke the gift.

(3) A revocation under subsection (2) of this section is effective only if, before an incision has been made to remove a body part from the donorís body or before invasive procedures have begun to prepare the recipient, the procurement organization, transplant hospital, physician or technician knows of the revocation. [2007 c.681 §9]

Note: See note under 97.951.

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