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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 8. Postmortem Examinations and Services
7/4/2022

§ 32.1-291.4. Who may make anatomical gift before donor's death.

Subject to § 32.1-291.8, an anatomical gift of a donor's body or part may be made during the life of the donor for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education in the manner provided in § 32.1-291.5 by:

1. The donor, if the donor is an adult or if the donor is a minor and is:

a. Emancipated; or

b. Authorized under state law to apply for a driver's license because the donor is at least 15 years and six months of age;

2. An agent of the donor, unless the power of attorney for health care or other record prohibits the agent from making an anatomical gift;

3. A parent of the donor, if the donor is an unemancipated minor; or

4. The donor's guardian.

2007, cc. 92, 907.

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