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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
- Chapter 52. Health Care Decisions Act
- Section 180. Making, Revoking, and Objecting to Anatomical Gifts By Others.
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AS 13.52.180. Making, Revoking, and Objecting to Anatomical Gifts By Others.
- (a) Any member of the following classes of persons, in the order of priority listed, may make an anatomical gift of all or
a part of the decedent's body for an authorized purpose, unless the decedent, at the time of death, has made an
unrevoked refusal to make that anatomical gift:
- (1) the spouse of the decedent;
- (2) an adult son or daughter of the decedent;
- (3) either parent of the decedent;
- (4) an adult brother or sister of the decedent;
- (5) a grandparent of the decedent; and
- (6) an agent or a surrogate of the decedent at the time of death.
- (b) An anatomical gift may not be made by a person listed in (a) of this section if
- (1) a person in a prior class is available at the time of death to make an anatomical gift;
- (2) the person proposing to make an anatomical gift knows of a refusal or contrary indications by the decedent; or
- (3) the person proposing to make an anatomical gift knows of an objection to making an anatomical gift by a member of the
person's class or a prior class.
- (c) An anatomical gift by a person authorized under (a) of this section shall be made by
- (1) a document of gift signed by the person;
- (2) the person's telegraphic, recorded telephonic, or other recorded message, or another form of communication from the
person that is contemporaneously reduced to writing and signed by the recipient; or
- (3) the person's agent or surrogate.
- (d) An anatomical gift by a person authorized under (a) of this section may be revoked by any member of the same or a
prior class if, before procedures have begun for the removal of a part from the body of the decedent, the physician,
surgeon, or technician removing the part knows of the revocation.
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