2013 Maryland Code
TRANSPORTATION
§ 12-303 - Identification of donors under Maryland Revised Anatomical Gift Act.


MD Transp Code § 12-303 (2013) What's This?

§12-303.

(a) The Administration shall provide for a method by which an applicant for a driver’s license or identification card can designate that the applicant consents to the gift of all body organs or parts for the purposes of transplantation, therapy, or medical research and education.

(b) If an applicant designates that he is such a donor, the Administration may make a notation of this fact on the driver’s license or identification card issued to the applicant.

(c) The donor designation noted on the driver’s license or identification card:

(1) Is sufficient legal authority for the removal of a body organ or part on the death of the donor; and

(2) May be removed only on written notice to the Administration by the donor.

(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the donor designation noted on the driver’s license or identification card is valid and effective for all purposes under Title 4, Subtitle 5 of the Estates and Trusts Article, including the immunity from civil or criminal liability set forth in § 4-514 of the Estates and Trusts Article.

(e) At the time the donor authorizes the donor designation to appear on his driver’s license or identification card, the Administration shall notify the donor that the designation can be removed only on written notice to the Administration.

§ 12-303 - 1. Notification of advance directive on application for and on driver's license or identification card

(a) "Advance directive" defined. -- In this section, "advance directive" has the meaning stated in § 5-601 of the Health - General Article.

(b) Method of notification. -- The Administration shall provide for a method by which an applicant for a driver's license or identification card shall be made aware of, and informed how to obtain, the advance directive information sheet developed under § 5-615 of the Health - General Article.

(c) Method of noting advance directive on license or identification card. --

(1) The Administration shall provide a method by which a notation indicating that the applicant has an advance directive registered with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene may be placed on the driver's license or identification card.

(2) The notation shall be added only on written request of the applicant.

(3) The notation may be removed at any time on written request.

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