525.9215 PERSONS WHO MAY BECOME DONEES; PURPOSES FOR WHICH
ANATOMICAL GIFTS MAY BE MADE.
(a) The following persons may become donees of anatomical gifts for the purposes stated:
(1) a hospital, nonprofit organization in medical education and research, physician, surgeon,
or procurement organization, for transplantation, therapy, medical or dental education, research,
or advancement of medical or dental science;
(2) an accredited medical or dental school, college, or university for education, research,
advancement of medical or dental science;
(3) an approved chiropractic college for education; or
(4) a designated individual for transplantation or therapy needed by that individual.
(b) An anatomical gift may be made to a designated donee or without designating a donee.
If a donee is not designated or if the donee is not available or rejects the anatomical gift, the
anatomical gift may be accepted by any hospital or procurement organization.
(c) If the donee knows of the decedent's refusal or contrary indications to make an anatomical
gift or that an anatomical gift by a member of a class having priority to act is opposed by a
member of the same class or a prior class under section
525.9212, paragraph (a)
, the donee
may not accept the anatomical gift.
History: 1991 c 202 s 32