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The Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994


An Act to provide for the regulation of removal, storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Chapter 1

1. Short Title, application and commencement
2. Definition.

Chapter II
Authority for the removal of human organs.

3. Authority for removal of human organs
4. Removal of human organs not to be authorised in certain cases.
5. Authority for removal of human organs in case of unclaimed bodies in hospital or prison.
6. Authority for removal of human organs from bodies sent for post-mortem examination for medico-legal or pathological purposes.
7. Prevention of human organs.
8. Savings.
9. Restrictions on removal and transplantation of human organs.

Chapter III
Regulation of hospitals

10. Regulation of hospitals conducting the removal, storage or transplantation of human organs.
11. Prohibition of removal or transplantation of human organs for any purpose other than therapeutic purposes.
12. Explaining effects, etc., to donor and recipient.

Chapter IV
Appropriate Authority

13. Appropriate Authority

Chapter V
Registration of Hospitals

14. Registration of hospitals engaged in removal, storage or transplantation of human organs.
15. Certificate of registration
16. Suspension or cancellation of registration
17. Appeals.

Chapter VI
Offences and Penalties.

18. Punishment for removal of human organ without authority.
19. Punishment for commercial dealings in human organs.
20. Punishment for contravention of any other provision of this Act.
21. Offences by companies.
22. Cognizance of offence

Chapter VII

23. Protection of action taken in good faith.
24. Power to make rules.
25. Repeal and saving



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