Maine Revised Statutes

§2952. Search and notification

1. Persons to conduct reasonable search.  The following persons shall make a reasonable search of an individual who the searcher reasonably believes is dead or near death for a document of gift or other information identifying the individual as a donor or as an individual who made a refusal:
A. A law enforcement officer, firefighter, paramedic or other emergency rescuer finding the individual; and [2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW).]
B. If no other source of the information is immediately available, a hospital, as soon as practical after the individual's arrival at the hospital. [2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Document of gift or refusal found.  If a document of gift or a refusal to make an anatomical gift is located by the search required by subsection 1, paragraph A and the individual or deceased individual to whom it relates is taken to a hospital, the person responsible for conducting the search shall send the document of gift or refusal to the hospital.
[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Immunity.  A person is not subject to criminal or civil liability for failing to discharge the duties imposed by this section but may be subject to administrative sanctions.
[ 2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW) .]
2007, c. 601, §2 (NEW).