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Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II REMOVAL OF ORGAN AFTER DEATH

Part III REGISTRATION OF OBJECTION

Part IV PROHIBITION OF TRADING IN ORGANS AND BLOOD

Part IVA LIVING DONOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTS

Part IVB ENFORCEMENT

Part V MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST SCHEDULE Organs for the purposes of Act other than Parts IV and IVA

SECOND SCHEDULE Specified Organs for the purposes of Part IVA

Legislative Source Key

Legislative History

Comparative Table

Comparative Table

 
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Human Organ Transplant Act
(CHAPTER 131A)

(Original Enactment: Act 15 of 1987)

REVISED EDITION 2012
(31st July 2012)
An Act to make provision for the removal of organs for transplantation, for the prohibition of trading in organs and blood, and for purposes connected therewith.
[1/2004]
[16th July 1987]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Human Organ Transplant Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“designated officer”, in relation to a hospital, means a person appointed under section 4 to be the designated officer of the hospital;
“Director” means the Director of Medical Services;
“hospital” means a hospital which is declared by the Minister, by notification in the Gazette, to be a hospital for the purposes of this Act or any part thereof;
“licensee”, in relation to a hospital, means the person to whom a licence has been issued under the Private Hospitals and Medical Clinics Act (Cap. 248) in respect of the hospital;
“living donor organ transplant” means the removal of a specified organ from the body of any living person for the purpose of its transplantation into the body of another living person;
“medical practitioner” means a person who is registered, or deemed to be registered, as a medical practitioner under the Medical Registration Act (Cap. 174);
“organ” means —
(a)
except as provided in paragraph (b), any organ of a human body specified in the First Schedule; and
(b)
for the purposes of Parts IV and IVA, any organ of a human body;
“specified organ” means any organ of a human body specified in the Second Schedule;
“transplant ethics committee”, in relation to a hospital, means a committee of the hospital appointed under section 15B(1).
[1/2004]
3.  [Repealed by Act 22 of 1998]
Designated officers
4.  The Director may appoint, in writing, any medical practitioner to be the designated officer of a hospital for the purposes of this Act.
[ACT Transplantation and Anatomy 1977, s. 6]