House of Commons portcullis
House of Commons
Session 2000-2001
Internet Publications
Other Bills before Parliament

Transplant of Human Organs Bill

This is the text of the Transplant of Human Organs Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 17th January 2001.

 
 
  
Transplant of Human Organs Bill
 
 
 

 
 
A

B I L L

TO

Amend the law on the transplant of human tissue; and for related purposes.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
 

Removal of parts of body.     1. In section 1(1) and (2) of the Human Tissue Act 1961 (in this Act referred to as "the 1961 Act")-
 
 
    (a) for the words "person lawfully" there is substituted the words "health authority or NHS Trust"; and
 
    (b) for the word "he" there is substituted the words "health authority or NHS Trust".
Preservation of parts of body prior to removal.     2. In section 1(1) of the 1961 Act after the words "authorise the" there is inserted the words "preservation and".
 
Relatives of deceased person.     3. In section 1(2)(b) of the 1961 Act for the words "surviving relative" there is substituted the words "cohabiting partner or, in the absence of any surviving spouse or partner, any parent or child".
 
Short title and extent.     4. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Transplant of Human Organs Act 2001.
 
      (2) This Act extends to England and Wales only.
 
 

 
House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2001
Prepared 1 March 2001