(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Advance directive” has the meaning given that term in ORS 127.505.
(b) “Declaration” means a record signed by a prospective donor specifying the circumstances under which a life support system may be withheld or withdrawn from the prospective donor.
(c) “Health care decision” means any decision regarding the health care of a prospective donor.
(2) If a prospective donor has a declaration or advance directive and the terms of the declaration or advance directive and the express or implied terms of a potential anatomical gift are in conflict regarding administration of measures necessary to ensure the medical suitability of a body part for transplantation, therapy, research or education, the prospective donor and the prospective donor’s attending physician shall confer to resolve the conflict.
(3) If the prospective donor is incapable of resolving the conflict, one of the following persons shall act for the prospective donor to resolve the conflict:
(a) An agent acting under the prospective donor’s declaration or advance directive; or
(b) If an agent is not named in the declaration or advance directive or the agent is not reasonably available, another person authorized by law, other than in ORS 97.951 to 97.982, to make health care decisions for the prospective donor.
(4) The conflict must be resolved as expeditiously as possible.
(5) Information relevant to the resolution of the conflict may be obtained from the appropriate procurement organization and any person authorized under ORS 97.965 to make an anatomical gift for the prospective donor.
(6) During the resolution of the conflict, measures necessary to ensure the medical suitability of the body part may not be withheld or withdrawn from the prospective donor unless withholding or withdrawing the measures is medically indicated by appropriate end of life care. [2007 c.681 §18]
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