§ 32.1-289.1 Repealed
§ 32.1-289.2 Donation or sale of blood, body fluids, organs and tissues by persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus
§ 32.1-290 Repealed
§ 32.1-290.1 Repealed
§ 32.1-291 Repealed
§ 32.1-291.1 Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act; short title
§ 32.1-291.2 (Effective until January 1, 2021) Definitions
§ 32.1-291.2 v2 (Effective January 1, 2021) Definitions
§ 32.1-291.3 Applicability of Act
§ 32.1-291.4 Who may make anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 32.1-291.5 Manner of making anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 32.1-291.6 Amending or revoking anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 32.1-291.7 Refusal to make anatomical gift; effect of refusal
§ 32.1-291.8 Preclusive effect of anatomical gift, amendment, or revocation
§ 32.1-291.9 Who may make anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part
§ 32.1-291.10 Manner of making, amending, or revoking anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part
§ 32.1-291.11 Persons that may receive anatomical gift; purpose of anatomical gift
§ 32.1-291.12 Search and notification
§ 32.1-291.13 Delivery of document of gift not required; right to examine
§ 32.1-291.14 Rights and duties of procurement organization and others
§ 32.1-291.15 Coordination of procurement and use
§ 32.1-291.16 Sale or purchase of parts prohibited; penalty
§ 32.1-291.17 Falsification, etc of document of gift; penalty
§ 32.1-291.18 Immunity
§ 32.1-291.19 Law governing validity; choice of law as to execution of document of gift; presumption of validity
§ 32.1-291.20 Donor registry
§ 32.1-291.21 Effect of anatomical gift on advance health-care directive
§ 32.1-291.22 Cooperation between Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and procurement organization
§ 32.1-291.23 Facilitation of anatomical gift from decedent whose body is under jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
§ 32.1-291.24 Uniformity of application and construction
§ 32.1-291.25 Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act
§ 32.1-292 Repealed
§ 32.1-292.1 Repealed
§ 32.1-292.2 The Virginia Donor Registry
§ 32.1-293 Repealed
§ 32.1-294 Repealed
§ 32.1-295 Repealed
§ 32.1-296 Determination of death
§ 32.1-297 Action for implied warranty in connection with transfer of blood or human tissue
§ 32.1-297.1 The Virginia Transplant Council
§ 32.1-297.2 Discrimination prohibited

Terms Used In Virginia Code > Title 32.1 > Chapter 8 > Article 2

  • Abused or neglected child: means any child less than 18 years of age:

    1. See Virginia Code 63.2-100

  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or more. See Virginia Code 1-203
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Board: means the State Board of Social Services. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Child: means any natural person who is (i) under 18 years of age or (ii) for purposes of the Fostering Futures program set forth in Article 2 (§ Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Child-protective services: means the identification, receipt and immediate response to complaints and reports of alleged child abuse or neglect for children under 18 years of age. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • City: means an independent incorporated community which became a city as provided by law before noon on July 1, 1971, or which has within defined boundaries a population of 5,000 or more and which has become a city as provided by law. See Virginia Code 1-208
  • Commissioner: means the State Health Commissioner. See Virginia Code 32.1-3
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of the Department, his designee or authorized representative. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Court: means the juvenile and domestic relations district court of the county or city. See Virginia Code 63.2-1501
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the State Department of Health. See Virginia Code 32.1-3
  • Department: means the State Department of Social Services. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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.
  • Family day home: means a child day program offered in the residence of the provider or the home of any of the children in care for one through 12 children under the age of 13, exclusive of the provider's own children and any children who reside in the home, when at least one child receives care for compensation. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters, symbols, numbers, or figures, whether (i) printed or inscribed on a tangible medium or (ii) stored in an electronic or other medium and retrievable in a perceivable form and whether an electronic signature authorized by Chapter 42. See Virginia Code 1-257
  • Includes: means includes, but not limited to. See Virginia Code 1-218
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • 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.
  • Local board: means the local board of social services representing one or more counties or cities. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Local department: means the local department of social services of any county or city in this Commonwealth. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Local director: means the director or his designated representative of the local department of the city or county. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Locality: means a county, city, or town as the context may require. See Virginia Code 1-221
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • 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 any individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, government, political subdivision, or any other legal or commercial entity and any successor, representative, agent, agency, or instrumentality thereof. See Virginia Code 1-230
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, or association or any other legal entity. See Virginia Code 32.1-3
  • 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:
  • 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
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Prevention: means efforts that (i) promote health and competence in people and (ii) create, promote and strengthen environments that nurture people in their development. See Virginia Code 63.2-1501
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: includes subpoenas, the summons and complaint in a civil action, and process in statutory actions. See Virginia Code 1-237
  • Public assistance: means Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); auxiliary grants to the aged, blind and disabled; medical assistance; energy assistance; food stamps; employment services; child care; and general relief. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Public corporation: means the Commonwealth of Virginia or any political subdivision thereof or any incorporated municipality therein or any public agency of the Commonwealth or of any political subdivision thereof or of any municipality therein. See Virginia Code 1-219.1
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Sentencing guidelines: A set of rules and principles established by the United States Sentencing Commission that trial judges use to determine the sentence for a convicted defendant. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Social services: means foster care, adoption, adoption assistance, child-protective services, domestic violence services, or any other services program implemented in accordance with regulations adopted by the Board. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. See Virginia Code 1-245
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States Virgin Islands. See Virginia Code 1-255