Subject to section 2948, an anatomical gift of a donor‘s body or part may be made during the life of the donor for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research or education in the manner provided in section 2945 by: [2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW).]

1. Donor.  The donor, if the donor is at least 18 years of age or is under 18 years of age and is:
A. An emancipated minor; or [2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW).]

B. Authorized under state law to apply for a driver’s license because the donor is at least 16 years of age; [2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW).]

[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2944

  • Agent: means an individual:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purposes of transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health and welfare of an individual. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Part: means an organ, an eye or tissue of a human being. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 2. Agent of donor.  An agent of the donor, unless the power of attorney for health care or other record prohibits the agent from making an anatomical gift;
    [ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]

    3. Parent of the donor.  A parent of the donor, if the donor is under 18 years of age and not emancipated; or
    [ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]

    4. Guardian of donor.  The donor’s guardian.
    [ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]

    SECTION HISTORY

    2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW).