In this chapter:
(1)  "Adult" means an individual who is at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Terms Used In Idaho Code 39-3402

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • 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.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person;
Idaho Code 73-114
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories; and the words "United States" may include the District of Columbia and territories. See Idaho Code 73-114
  • (2)  "Agent" means an individual:
    (a)  Authorized to make health care decisions on the principal’s behalf by a power of attorney for health care; or
    (b)  Expressly authorized to make an anatomical gift on the principal’s behalf by any other record signed by the principal.
    (3)  "Anatomical gift" means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor’s death for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research or education.
    (4)  "Decedent" means a deceased individual whose body or part is or may be the source of an anatomical gift. The term includes a stillborn infant and, subject to restrictions imposed by law other than this chapter, a fetus.
    (5)  "Disinterested witness" means a witness other than the spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes or refuses to make an anatomical gift, or another adult who exhibited special care and concern for the individual. The term does not include a person to which an anatomical gift could pass under section 39-3412, Idaho Code.
    (6)  "Document of gift" means a donor card or other record used to make an anatomical gift. The term includes a statement or symbol on a driver’s license, identification card or donor registry.
    (7)  "Donor" means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift.
    (8)  "Donor registry" means a database that contains records of anatomical gifts and amendments to or revocations of anatomical gifts.
    (9)  "Driver’s license" means a license or permit issued by the Idaho transportation department to operate a vehicle, whether or not conditions are attached to the license or permit.
    (10) "Eye bank" means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes.
    (11) "Guardian" means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health or welfare of an individual. The term does not include a guardian ad litem.
    (12) "Hospital" means a facility licensed as a hospital under the law of any state or a facility operated as a hospital by the United States, a state, or a subdivision of a state.
    (13) "Identification card" means an identification card issued by the Idaho transportation department.
    (14) "Know" means to have actual knowledge.
    (15) "Minor" means an individual who is under eighteen (18) years of age.
    (16) "Organ procurement organization" means a person designated by the secretary of the United States department of health and human services as an organ procurement organization.
    (17) "Parent" means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated.
    (18) "Part" means an organ, an eye, or tissue of a human being. The term does not include the whole body.
    (19) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity.
    (20) "Physician" means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the law of any state.
    (21) "Procurement organization" means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, or tissue bank.
    (22) "Prospective donor" means an individual who is dead or near death and who has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research or education. The term does not include an individual who has made a refusal.
    (23) "Reasonably available" means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift.
    (24) "Recipient" means an individual into whose body a decedent’s part has been or is intended to be transplanted.
    (25) "Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.
    (26) "Refusal" means a record created under section 39-3407, Idaho Code, that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual’s body or part.
    (27) "Sign" means, with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
    (a)  To execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or
    (b)  To attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic symbol, sound or process.
    (28) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
    (29) "Technician" means an individual determined to be qualified to remove or process parts by an appropriate organization that is licensed, accredited or regulated under federal or state law. The term includes an enucleator.
    (30) "Tissue" means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. The term does not include blood unless the blood is donated for the purpose of research or education.
    (31) "Tissue bank" means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage or distribution of tissue.
    (32) "Transplant hospital" means a hospital that furnishes organ transplants and other medical and surgical specialty services required for the care of transplant patients.