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The DC Code: § 7-1531.09 Manner of making, amending, or revoking anatomical gift of decedent's body or part.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
A person authorized to make an anatomical gift under § 7-1531.08 may make an anatomical gift by a document of gift signed by the person making the gift or by that person's oral communication that is electronically recorded or is contemporaneously reduced to a record and signed by the individual receiving the oral communication.
Subject to subsection (c) of this section, an anatomical gift by a person authorized under § 7-1531.08 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 § 7-1531.08 may be:
Amended only if a majority of the reasonably available members agree to the amending of the gift; or
Revoked only if:
A majority of the reasonably available members agree to the revoking of the gift; or
The members of the class described in § 7-1531.08(a)(4) are equally divided as to whether to revoke the gift.
A revocation under subsection (b) of this section is effective only if, before an incision has been made to remove a part from the donor's body or before invasive procedures have begun to prepare the recipient, the procurement organization, transplant hospital, or physician or technician knows of the revocation.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 17-145, see notes following § 7-1531.01. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 10 of the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (2006). See Vol. 8A, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 7-1531.09 Current through December 11, 2012


(Apr. 15, 2008, D.C. Law 17-145, § 10, 55 DCR 2532.)