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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 8. Postmortem Examinations and Services
4/24/2024

§ 32.1-291.19. Law governing validity; choice of law as to execution of document of gift; presumption of validity.

A. A document of gift is valid if executed in accordance with:

1. This Act;

2. The laws of the state or country where it was executed; or

3. The laws of the state or country where the person making the anatomical gift was domiciled, has a place of residence, or was a national at the time the document of gift was executed.

B. If a document of gift is valid under this section, the law of this state governs the interpretation of the document of gift.

C. A person may presume that a document of gift or amendment of an anatomical gift is valid unless that person knows that it was not validly executed or was revoked.

2007, cc. 92, 907.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.