2017 ORS 97.955¹
Purpose of anatomical gift
  • persons authorized to make gift

This section is amended
Effective June 2, 2018
Relating to health care decisions; creating new provisions; amending ORS 97.953, 97.955, 97.959, 127.005, 127.505, 127.510, 127.515, 127.520, 127.525, 127.535, 127.545, 127.550, 127.555, 127.565, 127.625, 127.635, 127.640, 127.649, 127.658, 127.737, 127.760, 163.193 and 163.206; repealing ORS 127.531; and prescribing an effective date.

(1) Subject to ORS 97.963 (Effect of making, amending or revoking anatomical gift), a donor may make an anatomical gift of a donor’s body or body part during the life of the donor for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research or education.

(2) An anatomical gift may be made in the manner provided in ORS 97.957 (Methods of making anatomical gift before death of donor) by:

(a) The donor, if the donor is an adult or if the donor is a minor and is:

(A) Emancipated; or

(B) Authorized under ORS 807.280 (Instruction driver permit) to apply for an instruction driver permit because the donor is at least 15 years of age;

(b) An agent of the donor, unless the power of attorney for health care or other record prohibits the agent from making an anatomical gift;

(c) A parent of the donor, if the donor is an unemancipated minor; or

(d) The donor’s guardian. [2007 c.681 §3]

Note: See note under 97.951 (Short title).

Chapter 97

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Embalming dead human body without prior authoriza­tion from surviving spouse or next of kin, (1981) Vol 41, p 457

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 97—Rights and Duties Relating to Cemeteries, Human Bodies and Anatomical Gift, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors097.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 97, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano097.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.