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

ORS 97.976
Law governing validity of document of gift

  • presumption of validity


A document of gift is valid if executed in accordance with:


ORS 97.951 (Short title) to 97.982 (Alteration of document of anatomical gift prohibited);


The laws of the state or country where it was executed; or


The laws of the state or country where the person making the anatomical gift was domiciled, had a place of residence or was a national at the time the document of gift was executed.


If a document of gift is valid under this section, the law of this state governs the interpretation of the document of gift.


A person may presume that a document of gift or amendment of an anatomical gift is valid unless that person knows that it was not validly executed or was revoked. [2007 c.681 §16]
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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