1. A document of gift is valid if executed in accordance with any of the following:
a. This chapter.
b. The laws of the state or country where the document of gift was executed.
c. The laws of the state or country where the person making the anatomical gift was domiciled, has a place of residence, or was a national at the time the document of gift was executed.
Terms Used In Iowa Code 142C.12A
- Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
- Document of gift: means a donor card or other record used to make an anatomical gift, including a statement or symbol on a driver's license or identification card, or an entry in a donor registry. See Iowa Code 142C.2
- following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
- gift: means a donation of all or part of the human body effective after the donor's death, for the purposes of transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See Iowa Code 142C.2
- Person: means person as defined in section 4. See Iowa Code 142C.2
- State: means any 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. See Iowa Code 142C.2
2. If a document of gift is valid under this section, the law of this state governs the interpretation of the document of gift.
3. 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of gift or amendment of an anatomical gift is valid unless that person knows that it was not validly executed or was revoked.