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The DC Code: § 7-1531.18 Law governing validity; choice of law as to execution of document of gift; presumption of validity.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
A document of gift is valid if executed in accordance with:
This subchapter;
The laws of the state or country where it was executed; or
The laws of the state or country where the person making the anatomical gift was domiciled, has a place of residence, or was a national at the time the document of gift was executed.
If a document of gift is valid under this section, the law of the District of Columbia governs the interpretation of the document of gift.
A person may presume that a document of gift or amendment of an anatomical gift is valid unless that person knows that it was not validly executed or was revoked.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 17-145, see notes following § 7-1531.01. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 19 of the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (2006). See Vol. 8A, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 7-1531.18 Current through December 11, 2012


(Apr. 15, 2008, D.C. Law 17-145, § 19, 55 DCR 2532.)