2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:6-82 - Amendment, revocation of anatomical gift by donor.


NJ Rev Stat § 26:6-82 (2013) What's This?

26:6-82 Amendment, revocation of anatomical gift by donor.

6. a. Subject to the provisions of section 8 of this act, a donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift pursuant to section 4 of this act may amend or revoke an anatomical gift by:

(1)a record signed by:

(a)the donor or other person; or

(b)subject to the provisions of subsection b. of this section, another individual acting at the direction of the donor or the other person if the donor or other person is physically unable to sign; or

(2)a later-executed document of gift that amends or revokes a previous anatomical gift or portion of an anatomical gift, either expressly or by inconsistency.

b.A record signed pursuant to subparagraph (b) of paragraph (1) of subsection a. of this section 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.Subject to the provisions of section 8 of this act, a donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift pursuant to section 4 of this act may revoke an anatomical gift by the destruction or cancellation of the document of gift, or the portion of the document of gift used to make the gift, with the intent to revoke the gift.

d.A donor may amend or revoke an anatomical gift that was not made in a will by any form of communication during a terminal illness or injury addressed to at least two adults, at least one of whom shall be a disinterested witness.

e.A donor who makes an anatomical gift in a will may amend or revoke the gift in the manner provided for amendment or revocation of wills or as provided in subsection a. of this section.

L.2008, c.50, s.6.


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