2108.07 Refusal to make anatomical gift.

(A) An individual may refuse to make an anatomical gift of the individual's body or part by doing any of the following:

(1) Indicating a refusal in a record signed by either of the following:

(a) The individual;

(b) Subject to division (B) of this section, another individual acting at the direction of the individual, if the individual is physically unable to sign.

(2) Indicating a refusal in the individual's will, whether or not the will is admitted to probate or invalidated after the individual's death;

(3) Indicating a refusal by any form of communication made by the individual during the individual's terminal illness or injury addressed to a minimum of two adults.

(B) A record signed pursuant to division (A)(1)(b) of this section shall do both of the following:

(1) Be witnessed by at least two adults who have signed at the request of the individual;

(2) State that it has been signed and witnessed as provided in division (B)(1) of this section.

(C) An individual who has made a refusal may amend or revoke the refusal by doing any of the following:

(1) Amending or revoking the refusal in the manner provided in division (A) of this section for making a refusal;

(2) Subsequently making an anatomical gift pursuant to section 2108.05 of the Revised Code that is inconsistent with the refusal;

(3) Destroying or canceling the record evidencing the refusal, or the portion of the record used to make the refusal, with the intent to revoke the refusal.

(D) Except as provided in division (E) of this section, in the absence of an express, contrary indication by the individual set forth in the refusal, an individual's unrevoked refusal to make an anatomical gift of the individual's body or part bars all other persons from making an anatomical gift of the individual's body or part.

(E) The parent of a deceased unemancipated minor who is reasonably available may revoke a refusal made by the minor.

Cite as R.C. § 2108.07

History. Effective Date: 2008 HB529 04-07-2009