Rights and Duties Relating to Cemeteries, Human Bodies and Anatomical Gifts

ORS 97.955
Purpose of anatomical gift

  • persons authorized to make gift


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.


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


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


Emancipated; or


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;


An agent of the donor, unless the form appointing a health care representative, as defined in ORS 127.505 (Definitions for ORS 127.505 to 127.660), or other record prohibits the agent from making an anatomical gift;


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


The donor’s guardian. [2007 c.681 §3; 2018 c.36 §25]
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


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