Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-025-0145
Retention of Genetic Information for the Purpose of Identification of Deceased Individuals


Any person who is permitted by Oregon law to dispose of the body of a deceased individual, or anyone who is authorized by ORS 146.113 (Authority to order removal of body fluids)–117 may retain the genetic information obtained from an unidentified deceased individual’s DNA sample without specific authorization for the purpose of identification of the deceased individual.


Upon identification of the deceased individual, persons so authorized in Section (1) shall convey the deceased individual’s genetic information to his/her permanent medical record.

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