Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Bill

Bill No. 21/1972

Read the first time on 22nd March 1972.
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; and to repeal the Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act (Chapter 160 of the Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore as follows: —
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Medical (Therapy, Education and Research) Act, 1972, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
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, Ministry of Health, Singapore and includes the Deputy Director of Medical Services in charge of the Hospitals Division of the Ministry of Health and also includes the Superintendent of a Government hospital authorised by the said Deputy Director of Medical Services in writing to act on his behalf;
“donor” means an individual who makes a gift of all or 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.