Summary of Michigan law regarding organ donation
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|Heart insignia on driver's licenses and state ID cards|
Changes in Public Acts 140, 141, 142 and 143 of 2005 - effective Jan. 1, 2007
From the Personal ID Card Act and the Michigan Vehicle Code
These laws require the Department of State to inform anyone applying for a driver's license or state identification card about the Michigan Organ Donor Registry. The department also must place a heart insignia on the driver's license or state identification card of anyone who enrolls on the registry to designate his or her wishes to be an organ donor.
28.292 - Official state personal identification card; contents; duties of secretary of state; methods; placement of name on organ and tissue donor registry; form; emergency medical information card; fingerprint or finger image; retention and use of person's image; access by law enforcement agency; list under sex offenders registration act; evidence of blindness; information contained; issuance; manufacture; fees; expiration; renewal; waiver of fee; correction for change of name or address; application for renewal; other information; emancipated minor; participation in organ, tissue, and eye donor registry; validity.
257.307 - Application for operator's or chauffeur's license; manner; contents; image and signature; equipment; use of image and information; access by law enforcement agency; signature and certification; fee; refund; organ donor registration; driving record from another jurisdiction; application for original, renewal, or upgrade of vehicle group designation or endorsement; issuing renewal license by mail or other methods; information manual; disclosure or display of social security number; electronic access to organ, tissue, and eye donor registry.
257.310 - Operator's or chauffeur's license; issuance; applicant for motorcycle endorsement or vehicle group designation; contents of license; digitized license; unlawful acts; penalties; temporary driver's permit; medical data or anatomical gift; designation of patient advocate or emancipated status; duplicates of license; emergency medical information card; participation in organ, tissue, and eye donor registry.
333.10104 - Gift by will or document other than will.
|Uniform Anatomical Gift Law|
From Michigan Public Health
Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended.
333.10101 - Definitions
|Determination of Death Act|
Michigan Public Health Code, Public Act 90 of 1992
333.1032 - Definitions.
From Michigan Vehicle Code, Public Act 300 of 1949
257.310 (14) - An operator or chauffeur may indicate on the license in a place designated by the secretary of state that he or she has designated a patient advocate in accordance with sections 5506 to 5513 of the estates and protected individuals code, 1998 PA 386, MCL 700.5506 to 700.5513.
From Estates and Protected Individuals Code, Public Act 386 of 1998
700.1106 - Definitions; M to P.
(j) "Patient advocate" means an individual designated to exercise powers concerning another individual's care, custody, and medical or mental health treatment or authorized to make an anatomical gift on behalf of another individual, or both, as provided in section 5506.
(k) "Patient advocate designation" means the written document executed and with the effect as described in sections 5506 to 5515.
700.5505 - Proof of continuance of durable and other powers of attorney by affidavit.
700.5506 - Designation of patient advocate; "community mental health services program or hospital" defined.
700.5507 - Patient advocate designation; statement; acceptance.
700.5508 - Determination of advocate's authority to act.
700.5509 - Authority and responsibilities of patient advocate; suspension.
700.5510 - Revocation of patient advocate designation.
700.5511 - Binding effect; liability of provider; exception; dispute.
700.5512 - Restrictions.
From Michigan Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978
333.10102a(8) - If an individual has made a gift under section 10102(1), the gift is not revocable after the death of that individual and the individual designated under subsection (7) is not required to make a request for consent under this section unless the decedent had revoked the gift under section 10107.
333.10104(7) - A gift of all or a physical part of a
donor's body made by will as authorized by subsection (1) or by a document of gift other than a will as authorized by subsection (2) is not revocable after the death of the donor regardless of the expressed desires of the deceased donor's next of kin who may oppose the
donor's organ, tissue, or eye donation.
|Organ Donation Education Fund|
From Michigan Vehicle Code, Public Act 300 of 1949
257.307(4) (d) - Provide the applicant with the opportunity to make a donation of $1.00 or more to the organ and tissue donation education fund created under section 217o. A donation made under this subdivision shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the organ and tissue donation education fund.
257.217o - Organ and tissue education fund; creation; deposit; money remaining in fund; disbursement of money to chronic disease division; administrative expenses;
|Medical examiner's responsibility in organ and tissue donation|
From County Medical Examiners Code, Public Act 181 of 1953
52.209 - Body determined suitable for donation; agreement; release of information; conduct of examination within certain time period.