Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 194
Death--Disposition of Dead Bodies
Section 194.250

August 28, 2013


Document of gift, procedure.

194.250. 1. A person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 194.245 may make an anatomical gift by a document of gift signed by the person making the gift or that person's oral communication that is electronically recorded or is contemporaneously reduced to a record and signed by the individual receiving the oral communication.

2. Subject to subsection 3 of this section, an anatomical gift by a person authorized under section 194.245 may be amended or revoked orally or in a record by any member of a prior class who is reasonably available. If more than one member of the prior class is reasonably available, the gift made by a person authorized under section 194.245 may be:

(1) Amended only if a majority of reasonably available members agree to the revoking of the gift; or

(2) Revoked only if a majority of the reasonably available members agree to the revoking of the gift or if they are equally divided as to whether to revoke the gift.

3. A revocation under subsection 2 of this section is effective only if, before an incision has been made to remove a part from the donor's body or before invasive procedures have begun to prepare the recipient, the procurement organization, transplant hospital, or physician or technician knows of the revocation.

(L. 1969 S.B. 43 5, A.L. 2008 S.B. 1139)


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