194.260. 1. The following persons shall make a reasonable search of an individual who the person reasonably believes is dead or near death for a document of gift or other information identifying the individual as a donor or as an individual who made a refusal:
(1) A law enforcement officer, firefighter, paramedic, or other emergency rescuer finding the individual; and
(2) If no other source of the information is immediately available, a hospital, as soon as practical after the individual's arrival at the hospital.
2. If a document of gift or a refusal to make an anatomical gift is located by the search required by subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section and the individual or deceased individual to whom it relates is taken to a hospital, the person responsible for conducting the search shall send the document of gift or refusal to the hospital.
3. A person is not subject to criminal or civil liability for failing to discharge the duties imposed by this section but may be subject to administrative sanctions.
(L. 1969 S.B. 43 § 6, A.L. 2008 S.B. 1139)
Missouri General Assembly