2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-279h. Rights and duties at death.
Sec. 19a-279h. Rights and duties at death. (a) Rights of a donee created by an
anatomical gift are superior to rights of others except with respect to autopsies under
subsection (b) of section 19a-279j. A donee may accept or reject an anatomical gift. If
a donee accepts an anatomical gift of an entire body, the donee, subject to the terms of
the gift, may allow embalming and use of the body in funeral services. If the gift is of
a part of a body, the donee, upon the death of the donor and before embalming, shall
cause the part to be removed without unnecessary mutilation. After removal of the part,
custody of the remainder of the body shall vest in the person under obligation to dispose
of the body.
(P.A. 88-318, S. 8, 15.)
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