(a) Except in the case of mental illness under AS 13.52.020 (c), and subject to AS 13.52.193 , a donor or another person authorized to make an anatomical gift under AS 13.52.173 may amend or revoke an anatomical gift by

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 13.52.183

  • anatomical gift: means a donation of all or a part of a human body to take effect after the donor?s death for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, joint venture, association, government, governmental subdivision, governmental agency, or another legal or commercial entity. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390
  • terminal condition: means an incurable or irreversible illness or injury

    (A) that without administration of life-sustaining procedures will result in death in a short period of time. See Alaska Statutes 13.52.390

(1) a record signed by

(A) the donor;

(B) the other person; or

(C) subject to (b) of this section, another individual acting at the direction of the donor or the other person if the donor or other person is physically unable to sign; or

(2) a later-executed document of gift that amends or revokes a previous anatomical gift or portion of an anatomical gift, either expressly or by inconsistency.

(b) A record signed under (a)(1)(C) of this section must

(1) be witnessed by at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness, who have signed at the request of the donor or the other person; and

(2) state that it has been signed and witnessed as provided in (1) of this subsection.

(c) Subject to AS 13.52.193 , a donor or another person authorized to make an anatomical gift under AS 13.52.173 may revoke an anatomical gift by the destruction or cancellation of the document of gift, or the portion of the document of gift used to make the gift, with the intent to revoke the gift.

(d) A donor may amend or revoke an anatomical gift that was not made in a will by any form of communication during a terminal condition addressed to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness.

(e) A donor who makes an anatomical gift in a will may amend or revoke the gift in the manner provided for amendment or revocation of wills or as provided in (a) of this section.