Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act

(Original Enactment: Act 23 of 1972)

(30th March 1987)
An Act to make provision for the use of the bodies of deceased persons or parts thereof for purposes of medical or dental education, research, advancement of medical or dental science, therapy and transplantation, and for other purposes connected therewith.
[25th May 1973]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“deceased person” includes a still-born infant or foetus;
“Director” means the Director of Medical Services, and includes the Deputy Director of Medical Services and the Superintendent of a Government hospital authorised by the Deputy Director of Medical Services in writing to act on his behalf;
“donor” means an individual who makes a gift of all or any part of his body;
“part”, in relation to a human body, includes organs, tissues, eyes, bones, arteries, blood, other fluids and other portions of a human body.