44. A part of the body of a deceased person may be removed, if the wishes of the deceased are not known or cannot be presumed, with the consent of the person who was or would have been qualified to give consent to care.
Consent is not required where two physicians attest in writing to the impossibility of obtaining it in due time, the urgency of the operation and the serious hope of saving a human life or of improving its quality to an appreciable degree.
1991, c. 64, a. 44; I.N. 2014-05-01.