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  194.225.  Procedure for making a gift — donor cards, requirements — gift made by will, effect of — registry authorized — website link. — 1.  A donor may make an anatomical gift:

  (1)  By authorizing a statement or symbol indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift to be imprinted on the face of the donor's driver's license or identification card, or by placing a donor symbol sticker authorized and issued by the department of health and senior services on the back of the donor's driver's license or identification card indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift;

  (2)  In a will;

  (3)  During a terminal illness or injury of the donor, by any form of communication addressed to at least two adults at least one of whom is a disinterested witness; or

  (4)  As provided in subsection 2 of this section.

  2.  A donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 194.220 may make a gift by a donor card or other record signed by the donor or other person making the gift or by authorizing that a statement or symbol indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift be included on a donor registry.  If the donor or other person is physically unable to sign a record, the record may be signed by another individual at the direction of the donor or the other person and shall:

  (1)  Be witnessed by at least two adults at least one of whom is a disinterested witness, who have signed at the request of the donor or the other person; and

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

  3.  Revocation, suspension, expiration, or cancellation of the driver's license or identification card upon which an anatomical gift is indicated does not invalidate the gift.

  4.  An anatomical gift made by will takes effect upon the donor's death whether or not the will is probated.  Invalidation of the will after the donor's death does not invalidate the gift.

  5.  The department of health and senior services shall include on its website information about organ donation and a link where persons making an anatomical gift can register.  Once a person has registered as a donor on the website, the department of health and senior services shall contact the department of revenue to determine whether the organ donor symbol is printed on the front of the registrant's driver's license or identification card.  If the donor symbol does not appear on the front of the registrant's driver's license or identification card, the department of health and senior services shall mail to the registrant, through first class mail, a donor symbol sticker to be placed on the back of his or her driver's license or identification card as provided under this section and section 302.171.

  6.  All state agencies and departments may provide a link on the homepage of their website directing the public to the organ donation information and registration link on the department of health and senior services website.

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(L. 2008 S.B. 1139, A.L. 2019 S.B. 368)


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