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HUMAN TISSUE ACT 1982


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title and commencement  
   2.      Repeal  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      Designated officer  

   PART II--DONATIONS OF TISSUE BY LIVING PERSONS

           Division 1--General

   5.      Interpretation  
   6.      Blood donations  

           Division 2--Donations by adults

   7.      Consent by adult donor to removal of regenerative tissue  
   8.      Consent by adult donor to removal of non-regenerative tissue  
   9.      Certificate of consent  
   10.     Effect of consent under section 7  
   11.     Effect of consent under section 8  
   12.     Written consent not sufficient authority in certain cases  

           Division 3--Donations from children

   13.     References to parent not to include guardian etc.  
   14.     Prohibition against removal of tissue from children  
   15.     Removal of regenerative tissue from body of child  
   16.     Effect of consent under section 15(1)  
   17.     Written consent not sufficient authority in certain circumstances  

           Division 4--Revocation of consent or agreement

   18.     Revocation of consent  
   19.     Child no longer in agreement  

   PART III--BLOOD DONATIONS AND BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS

   20.     Definition of blood transfusion  
   20A.    Definition of child for the purposes of sections 21, 22 and 23  
   21.     Consent of adults to removal of blood  
   22.     Consents to removal of blood from children  
   23.     Consent sufficient authority of removal of blood  
   24.     Blood transfusions to children without consent  

   PART IV--DONATIONS OF TISSUE AFTER DEATH

   25.     Effect of authority under section 26  
   26.     Authority to remove tissue after death  
   26A.    How information may be given  
   27.     Consent by a coroner  

   PART V--POST-MORTEM EXAMINATIONS

   28.     Authority for post-mortem  
   28A.    How information may be given  
   29.     Consent by coroner  
   30.     Effect of authority under this Part  
   31.     Conduct of examination  

   PART VI--DONATIONS FOR ANATOMICAL PURPOSES

   32.     Authority for anatomy  
   32A.    How information may be given  
   33.     Consent by coroner  
   34.     Effect of authority under this Part  

   PART VII--SCHOOLS OF ANATOMY

   35.     Schools of anatomy  
   36.     Inspectors of schools of anatomy  
   37.     Regulations relating to schools of anatomy  

   PART VIII--PROHIBITION OF TRADING IN TISSUE

   38.     Unauthorized selling of tissue prohibited  
   39.     Unauthorized buying of tissue prohibited  
   39A.    Recovery of certain costs of tissue banks  
   40.     Advertising restrictions  

   PART IX--DEFINITION OF DEATH

   41.     Definition of death  

   PART X--MISCELLANEOUS

   42.     Act does not prevent specified removals of tissue etc.  
   43.     Exclusion of liability when acting in pursuance of consent or authority  
   44.     Offences  
   45.     Disclosure of information  
   45A.    Validation  
   46.     Regulations  
   47.     Transitional  
           ENDNOTES


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