2133.16 Making anatomical gift in declaration or living will.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Anatomical gift" and "donor" have the same meanings as in section 2108.01 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Declarant" and "declaration" have the same meanings as in section 2133.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) A declarant may make an anatomical gift of all or part of the declarant's body by specifying the intent of the declarant to make the anatomical gift in a space provided in the declaration. All of the following apply to a declaration that specifies the intent of the declarant to make an anatomical gift:

(1) The declaration serves as a donor card or other record in which a declarant makes an anatomical gift as provided in division (B) of section 2108.05 of the Revised Code.

(2) The declaration is considered as having satisfied the requirements specified in division (B) of section 2108.05 of the Revised Code to make an anatomical gift by a donor card or other record.

(3) The declaration is subject to sections 2108.01 to 2108.29 of the Revised Code to the extent that the declaration specifies the intent of the declarant to make an anatomical gift.

(C) A declarant who makes an anatomical gift in the manner described in division (B) of this section may amend the anatomical gift under the circumstances and by any of the means provided in section 2108.06 of the Revised Code.

(D) A declarant who makes an anatomical gift in the manner described in division (B) of this section may revoke the anatomical gift under the circumstances and by any of the means provided in section 2108.06 of the Revised Code or by cancellation of the declarant's intent to make the anatomical gift as specified in the declaration.

(E) A declarant may refuse to make an anatomical gift of all or part of the declarant's body by specifying the intent of the declarant to refuse to make the anatomical gift in a space provided in the declaration.

(F) Nothing in this section requires a declarant to make, amend, or refuse to make an anatomical gift in a space provided in a declaration or otherwise limits a declarant from making, amending, or refusing to make an anatomical gift. The failure of a declarant to indicate in the space provided in the declaration the intent of the declarant to make an anatomical gift or to refuse to make an anatomical gift does not create a presumption of the intent of the declarant in regard to the matter of making or refusing to make an anatomical gift.

Cite as R.C. § 2133.16

History. Effective Date: 09-16-2004; 2008 HB529 04-07-2009