1996 Alaska Statutes
TITLE 13 DECEDENTS' ESTATES, GUARDIANSHIPS AND TRUSTS
Chapter 13.50. UNIFORM ANATOMICAL GIFT ACT
Sec. 13.50.010. Persons who may execute an anatomical gift.
(a) A person of sound mind who is 18 or more years of age may make a gift to take effect upon death, of all or a part of the person's body for a purpose specified in AS 13.50.020 .
(b) When persons in prior classes are not available at the time of death, and in the absence of actual notice of contrary indications by the decedent or actual notice of opposition by a member of the same or a prior class, any of the following persons, in order of priority listed, may give all or a part of the decedent's body for a purpose specified in AS 13.50.020 :
(1) the spouse;
(2) an adult son or daughter;
(3) either parent;
(4) an adult brother or sister;
(5) a guardian of the decedent at the time of death;
(6) any other person authorized or under obligation to dispose of the body.
(c) The persons authorized by (b) of this section may make the gift after or immediately before death.
(d) If the donee has actual notice of contrary indications by the decedent or that a gift by a member of a class is opposed by a member of the same or a prior class, the donee may not accept the gift. However, an anatomical gift that is not revoked by the donor before death is irrevocable and does not require the consent or concurrence of any person after the donor's death.
(e) A gift of all or a part of a body authorizes any examination necessary to assure medical acceptability of the gift for the purposes intended.
(f) The rights of the donee created by the gift are superior to the rights of others except as provided in AS 13.50.060 (d).
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