2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-279f. Persons who may become donees; purposes for which anatomical gifts may be made.

      Sec. 19a-279f. Persons who may become donees; purposes for which anatomical gifts may be made. (a) The following persons may become donees of anatomical gifts for the purposes stated: (1) A hospital, physician, surgeon or procurement organization, for transplantation, therapy, medical or dental education, research, or advancement of medical or dental science; (2) an accredited medical or dental school, college or university for education, research, advancement of medical or dental science; or (3) a designated person for transplantation or therapy needed by that individual.

      (b) An anatomical gift may be made to a designated donee or without designating a donee. If a donee is not designated or if the donee is not available or rejects the anatomical gift, the anatomical gift may be accepted by any hospital.

      (c) If the donee knows of the decedent's refusal or contrary indications to make an anatomical gift or that an anatomical gift by a member of a class having priority to act is opposed by a member of the same class or a prior class under subsection (a) of section 19a-279c, the donee may not accept the anatomical gift.

      (P.A. 88-318, S. 6, 15.)

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