(1) A medical examiner shall cooperate with procurement organizations to maximize the opportunity to recover anatomical gifts for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research or education.
(2) Subject to ORS 97.980, if a medical examiner receives notice from a procurement organization that an anatomical gift might be available or was made with respect to a decedent whose body is under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner and a post-mortem examination is going to be performed, the medical examiner or designee shall conduct a post-mortem examination of the body or the body part in a manner and within a period compatible with its preservation for the purposes of the gift.
(3) A body part may not be removed from the body of a decedent under the jurisdiction of a medical examiner for transplantation, therapy, research or education unless the body part is the subject of an anatomical gift. The body of a decedent under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner may not be delivered to a person for research or education unless the body is the subject of an anatomical gift. This subsection does not preclude a medical examiner from performing the medicolegal investigation upon the body or body parts of a decedent under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner. [2007 c.681 §19]
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