Connecticut Anatomical Gift Act Law

Uniform Anatomical Gift – General – Connecticut

Sec. 19a-289c. Persons who may make an anatomical gift during the life of the donor.

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 section 19a-289d 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 an operator’s license or identification card;
(2) an agent of the donor, including, but not limited to, a health care representative appointed under section 19a-576, 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.

Sec. 19a-289l. Delivery of document of gift.

A document of gift need not be delivered during the donor’s lifetime to be effective.

Upon or after an individual’s death, a person in possession of a document of gift or a refusal to make an anatomical gift with respect to the individual shall allow examination and copying of the document of gift or refusal by a person authorized to make or object to the making of an anatomical gift with respect to the individual or by a person to which the gift could pass under section 19a-289j..

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