2015 ORS 97.977¹
Donor registry
  • duty of Department of Transportation to cooperate with donor registry

(1)(a) The Oregon Health Authority may allow an organ procurement organization to establish a donor registry.

(b) Only one donor registry may be established within this state.

(c) The donor registry shall comply with subsections (3) and (4) of this section.

(2) The Department of Transportation shall:

(a) Cooperate with a person who administers the donor registry established under subsection (1) of this section for the purpose of transferring to the donor registry all relevant information regarding a donor’s making, amending or revoking an anatomical gift.

(b) When requested by the organ procurement organization that has established the donor registry in this state, the department shall electronically transfer to the organ procurement organization the name, address, birthdate and donor designation listed on the driver license or identification card of a person designated as a donor. The organ procurement organization shall treat the information transferred from the department as confidential and may use the information only to expedite the making of anatomical gifts authorized by the donor.

(3) The donor registry must:

(a) Allow a donor or other person authorized under ORS 97.955 (Purpose of anatomical gift) to include on the donor registry a statement or symbol that the donor has made, amended or revoked an anatomical gift;

(b) Be accessible to a procurement organization to allow the procurement organization to obtain relevant information on the donor registry to determine, at or near death of the donor or a prospective donor, whether the donor or prospective donor has made, amended or revoked an anatomical gift; and

(c) Be accessible for purposes of this subsection seven days a week on a 24-hour basis.

(4) Personally identifiable information on the donor registry about a donor or prospective donor may not be used or disclosed without the express consent of the donor, prospective donor or person who made the anatomical gift for any purpose other than to determine, at or near death of the donor or prospective donor, whether the donor or prospective donor has made, amended or revoked an anatomical gift. [2007 c.681 §17; 2009 c.595 §64]

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.