§ 2941 Short title
§ 2942 Definitions
§ 2943 Applicability
§ 2944 Who may make anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 2945 Manner of making anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 2946 Amending or revoking anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 2947 Refusal to make anatomical gift and effect of refusal
§ 2948 Preclusive effect of anatomical gift, amendment or revocation
§ 2949 Who may make anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part
§ 2950 Manner of making, amending or revoking anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part
§ 2951 Persons that may receive anatomical gift; purpose of anatomical gift
§ 2952 Search and notification
§ 2953 Delivery of document of gift not required; right to examine
§ 2954 Rights and duties of procurement organization and others
§ 2955 Coordination of procurement and use
§ 2956 Immunity
§ 2957 Law governing validity; choice of law as to execution of document of gift; presumption of validity
§ 2958 Donor registry
§ 2959 Honoring decision of donors
§ 2960 Cooperation between Chief Medical Examiner and procurement organization
§ 2961 Facilitation of anatomical gift from decedent in Chief Medical Examiner cases
§ 2962 Registration of recovery agencies
§ 2963 Uniformity of application and construction
§ 2964 Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
§ 2965 Effective date

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 22 > Subtitle 2 > Part 6 > Chapter 710-B

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Administration of civil justice: means activities relating to the anticipation, prevention, detection, monitoring or investigation of known, suspected or possible civil violations and prospective and pending civil actions. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • Administration of criminal justice: means activities relating to the anticipation, prevention, detection, monitoring or investigation of known, suspected or possible crimes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • Administration of criminal justice: includes the collection, storage and dissemination of criminal history record information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Agent: means an individual:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Beano: means a specific kind of group game of chance, regardless of whether such a game is characterized by another name. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • check: means a check, draft or order for the payment of money. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2951
  • Chief Medical Examiner: means the Office of Chief Medical Examiner within the Office of the Attorney General. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Confidential criminal history record information: means criminal history record information of the following types:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Criminal justice agency: includes the Department of the Attorney General, district attorneys' offices and the equivalent departments or offices in any federal or state jurisdiction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • Criminal justice agency: includes federal courts, Maine courts, courts in any other state, the Department of the Attorney General, district attorneys' offices and the equivalent departments or offices in any federal or state jurisdiction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Criminal history record information: includes , but is not limited to, identifiable descriptions or notations of: summonses and arrests; detention; bail; formal criminal charges such as complaints, informations and indictments; any disposition stemming from such charges; post-plea or post-adjudication sentencing; involuntary commitment; execution of and completion of any sentencing alternatives imposed; release and discharge from involuntary commitment; any related pretrial and post-trial appeals, collateral attacks and petitions; and petitions for and warrants of pardons, commutations, reprieves and amnesties. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Criminal justice agency: means a federal, state or State of Maine government agency or any subunit of a government agency at any governmental level that performs the administration of criminal justice pursuant to a statute or executive order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Criminal justice agency: means a federal, state or State of Maine government agency or any subunit of a government agency at any governmental level that performs the administration of criminal justice pursuant to a statute or executive order. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: includes a stillborn infant and, subject to restrictions imposed by law other than this chapter, a fetus. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 1-A
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the Executive Director of the Gambling Control Board and the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • Disinterested witness: means a witness other than the spouse, registered domestic partner, 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 and who is familiar with the individual's personal values. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Disposition: includes , but is not limited to: an acquittal; a dismissal, with or without prejudice; the filing of a charge by agreement of the parties or by a court; the determination that a defendant is currently a fugitive from justice; a conviction, including the acceptance by a court of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere; a deferred disposition; a proceeding indefinitely continued or dismissed due to a defendant's incompetence; a finding of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity or its equivalent; a mistrial, with or without prejudice; a new trial ordered; an arrest of judgment; a sentence imposition; a resentencing ordered; an execution of and completion of any sentence alternatives imposed, including but not limited to fines, restitution, correctional custody and supervision, and administrative release; a release or discharge from a commitment based upon a finding of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity or its equivalent; the death of the defendant; any related pretrial and post-trial appeals, collateral attacks and petitions; a pardon, commutation, reprieve or amnesty; and extradition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Dissemination: means the transmission of information by any means, including but not limited to orally, in writing or electronically, by or to anyone outside the criminal justice agency that maintains the information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Dissemination: means the transmission of information by any means, including but not limited to orally, in writing or electronically, by or to anyone outside the criminal justice agency that maintains the information. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • Document of gift: means a donor card, advance directive or other record used to make an anatomical gift. 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
  • Donor registry: means the Maine Organ Donor Registry maintained under Title 29-A, section 1402-A as well as any other electronic database that identifies donors and complies with section 2958. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executive order: means an order of the President of the United States or the chief executive of a state that has the force of law and that is published in a manner permitting regular public access. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Executive order: means an order of the President of the United States or the chief executive of a state that has the force of law and that is published in a manner permitting regular public access. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital under chapter 405 or the law of any state or a facility operated as a hospital by the United States, a state or a subdivision of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Identification card: means a nondriver identification card issued by the Secretary of State under Title 29-A, section 1410. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Intelligence and investigative record information: includes information of record concerning investigative techniques and procedures and security plans and procedures prepared or collected by a criminal justice agency or other agency. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • Intelligence and investigative record information: means information of record collected by or prepared by or at the direction of a criminal justice agency or kept in the custody of a criminal justice agency while performing the administration of criminal justice or, exclusively for the Department of the Attorney General and district attorneys' offices, the administration of civil justice. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • 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.
  • Know: means to have actual knowledge. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • License: means written authority from the Gambling Control Unit to hold, conduct or operate "Beano". See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mistrial: An invalid trial, caused by fundamental error. When a mistrial is declared, the trial must start again from the selection of the jury.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Organ procurement organization: means a person designated by the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services as an organ procurement organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Organization: means any firm, association or corporation authorized to conduct "Beano" in accordance with this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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
  • 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: 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the law of any state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • 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
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Procurement organization: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization or tissue bank. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Public criminal history record information: means criminal history record information that is not confidential criminal history record information, including information recorded pursuant to section 706. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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
  • Recovery agency: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, tissue bank, educational institution or research organization that participates in or facilitates the execution of an anatomical gift. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Refusal: means a record created under section 2947 that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual's body or part. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Registered domestic partner: means an individual registered as a domestic partner under section 2710, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Registrant: means a person or organization registered with the Gambling Control Unit to hold, conduct or operate beano games for which a license is not required. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Sign: means , with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • State: means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • 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
  • Statute: means an Act of Congress or an act of a state legislature or a provision of the Constitution of the United States or the constitution of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2943
  • Statute: means an Act of Congress or an act of a state legislature or a provision of the Constitution of the United States or the constitution of a state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2953
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Technician: includes an enucleator. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Tissue: means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • 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. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Transplant hospital: means a hospital that furnishes organ transplants and other medical and surgical specialty services required for the care of transplant patients. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2942
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • unit: means the bureau within the Department of Public Safety under Title 25, section 2902, subsection 12 or an authorized representative of the Gambling Control Unit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2960
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.