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Sign Up Now buttonListed and described below are sections of State and Federal law that pertain to organ and tissue donation. This listing is meant to provide a general guide to relevant laws but is not meant to be comprehensive – there may be other legal references to organ donation.

FEDERAL LAW

Title 42 U.S. Code, Chapter 6-A, Subchapter II, Part H and Part H-1
This subchapter includes sections of federal law that govern organ donation.

Title 42 U.S. Code, Chapter 6-A, Subchapter II, Part H and Part H-1 (HTML only)

MAINE LAWS

Title 29-A §1301 sub-§8 
This section of Maine law describes how information about organ and tissue donation is to be communicated to driver’s license applicants.

Title 29-A §1301 (HTML version)     Title 29-A §1301 (PDF version)

Title 29-A §1354 sub-§6(B)
This section of Maine law requires the distribution of information about organ and tissue donation in driver education programs.

Title 29-A §1354  (HTML version)     Title 29-A §1354 (PDF version)

Title 29-A §1402-A
This section of Maine law establishes the Maine Organ Donor Registry, and contains other provisions relevant to organ and tissue donation.

Title 29-A §1402-A (HTML version)     Title 29-A §1402-A (PDF version)

Title 22, Chapter 710-B
This chapter of Maine law, the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, governs of organ and tissue donation, specifically addressing a variety of relevant issues.

Title 22, Chapter 710-B (HTML version)     Title 22, Chapter 710-B (PDF version)

Title 22 §3025 sub-§3
This section of Maine law restricts organ donation in circumstances where the donor's death occurs under circumstances indicating a medical examiner case.

Title 22 §3025 (HTML version)     Title 22 §3025 (PDF version)

Title 18-A §5-804
This section of Maine law establishes an optional form that may be used to create an advance health-care directive, and which includes an opportunity for an individual to express his or her wishes regarding donation of organs.

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