2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:6-81 - Procedure for donor to make anatomical gift.


NJ Rev Stat § 26:6-81 (2013) What's This?

26:6-81 Procedure for donor to make anatomical gift.

5. a. A person may make an anatomical gift and thereby become a donor:

(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 illness or injury of the donor, by any form of communication addressed to at least two adults, at least one of whom shall be a disinterested witness; or

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

b.A donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift pursuant to section 4 of this act may make a gift by a donor card or other record signed by the donor or other 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 other person is physically unable to sign a record, the record may be signed by another individual at the direction of the donor or other person and shall:

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

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

c.The revocation, suspension, expiration, or cancellation of a driver's license or identification card upon which an anatomical gift is indicated shall not invalidate the gift.

d.An anatomical gift made by will shall take effect upon the donor's death, whether or not the will is probated. Invalidation of the will after the donor's death shall not invalidate the gift.

L.2008, c.50, s.5.


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