2015 ORS 97.963¹
Effect of making, amending or revoking anatomical gift

(1) An anatomical gift of a donor’s body or body part, if the donor or another person made an anatomical gift of the donor’s body or body part under ORS 97.957 (Methods of making anatomical gift before death of donor) or an amendment to an anatomical gift of the donor’s body or body part under ORS 97.959 (Revocation or amendment of anatomical gift by donor or agent or guardian of donor), may not be revoked except in accordance with ORS 97.959 (Revocation or amendment of anatomical gift by donor or agent or guardian of donor).

(2) A donor’s revocation of an anatomical gift of the donor’s body or body part under ORS 97.959 (Revocation or amendment of anatomical gift by donor or agent or guardian of donor) is not a refusal and does not prohibit another person specified in ORS 97.955 (Purpose of anatomical gift) or 97.965 (Persons authorized to make anatomical gift of body or body part of decedent) from making an anatomical gift of the donor’s body or body part under ORS 97.957 (Methods of making anatomical gift before death of donor) or 97.967 (Methods for making, amending or revoking anatomical gift of body or body part of decedent by authorized person).

(3) If a person other than the donor makes an unrevoked anatomical gift of the donor’s body or body part under ORS 97.957 (Methods of making anatomical gift before death of donor) or an amendment to an anatomical gift of the donor’s body or body part under ORS 97.959 (Revocation or amendment of anatomical gift by donor or agent or guardian of donor), another person may not make, amend or revoke the gift of the donor’s body or body part under ORS 97.967 (Methods for making, amending or revoking anatomical gift of body or body part of decedent by authorized person).

(4) A revocation of an anatomical gift of a donor’s body or body part under ORS 97.959 (Revocation or amendment of anatomical gift by donor or agent or guardian of donor) by a person other than the donor does not prohibit another person from making an anatomical gift of the body or body part under ORS 97.957 (Methods of making anatomical gift before death of donor) or 97.967 (Methods for making, amending or revoking anatomical gift of body or body part of decedent by authorized person).

(5) In the absence of an express, contrary indication by the donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under ORS 97.955 (Purpose of anatomical gift), an anatomical gift of a body part is neither a refusal to give another body part nor a limitation on the making of an anatomical gift of another body part at a later time by the donor or other person.

(6) In the absence of an express, contrary indication by the donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under ORS 97.955 (Purpose of anatomical gift), an anatomical gift of a body part for one or more of the purposes set forth in ORS 97.955 (Purpose of anatomical gift) is not a limitation on the making of an anatomical gift of the body part for any of the other purposes by the donor or other person under ORS 97.957 (Methods of making anatomical gift before death of donor) or 97.967 (Methods for making, amending or revoking anatomical gift of body or body part of decedent by authorized person). [2007 c.681 §7; 2009 c.106 §4; 2011 c.61 §2]

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 Gifts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors097.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 97, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano097.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.