How can I refuse to make an anatomical gift and bar others from doing so on my behalf?

If you want to refuse to make an anatomical gift and bar others from doing so on your behalf, you will need to execute a refusal by completing one of the steps below. Be sure to provide copies of your documentation to family, friends, or others who may be making end-of-life decisions for you. This information will not be included in the registry or be maintained by the Department of Health and Senior Services.
  • A record or writing signed by you. 
  • A will.
  • A record or writing signed by another person at your direction, if you are physically unable to sign, and witnessed by at least two adults, one being a disinterested witness, who sign at your request and attest to such act. 
  • A communication made by you in any form during your terminal illness or injury, addressed to at least two adults, one of whom is a disinterested witness.

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