2017 Alaska Statutes
Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, Trusts, and Health Care Decisions
Chapter 52. Health Care Decisions Act
Sec. 13.52.177. Manner of making anatomical gift before donor's death.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 13.52.177 (2017)

(a) A donor may make an anatomical gift

(1) by authorizing a statement or symbol indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift to be imprinted on the donor's driver's license or identification card;

(2) in a will;

(3) during a terminal condition of the donor, by any form of communication addressed to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness; or

(4) as provided in (b) of this section.

(b) A donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under AS 13.52.173 may make a gift by a donor card or another record signed by the donor or another person making the gift or by authorizing that a statement or symbol indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift be included on a donor registry. If the donor or another person is physically unable to sign a record, the record may be signed by another individual at the direction of the donor or the other person and must

(1) be witnessed by at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness, who have signed at the request of the donor or the other person; and

(2) state that the record has been signed and witnessed as provided in (1) of this subsection.

(c) Revocation, suspension, expiration, or cancellation of a driver's license or an identification card on which an anatomical gift is indicated does not invalidate the gift.

(d) An anatomical gift made by will takes effect upon the donor's death whether or not the will is probated. Invalidation of the will after the donor's death does not invalidate the gift.

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