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THE TRANSPLANTATION OF HUMAN ORGANS ACT, 1994

Title : THE TRANSPLANTATION OF HUMAN ORGANS ACT, 1994

Year : 1994



(1) The Central Government shall appoint, by notification, one or more officers as Appropriate Authorities for each of the Union territories for the purposes of this Act.

(2) The State Government shall appoint, by notification, one or more officers as Appropriate Authorities for the purposes of this Act.

(3) The Appropriate Authority shall perform the following functions, namely:-

(i) To grant registration under subsection (1) of section 15 or renew registration under sub-section (3) of that section;

(ii) To suspend or cancel registration under sub-section (2) of section 16;

(iii) To enforce such standards, as may be prescribed, for hospitals engaged in the removal, storage or transplantation of any human, organ;

(iv) To investigate any complaint of breach of any of the provisions of this Act or any of the rules made there under and take appropriate action;

(v) To inspect hospitals periodically for examination of the quality of transplantation and the follow-up medical care to persons who have undergone transplantation and persons from whom organs are removed; and

(vi) To undertake such other measures as may be prescribed.

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