New legislation by Kerala Legislative Assembly regarding brain death

2020 January 30

India was living with a curious legal situation in which a brain-dead person could be declared dead if a candidate for organ transplantation, but not otherwise.

Kerala has brought in a law which clarifies the issue. It lays down scientific criteria for certifying brain death and for cessation of artificial life support in that event.

Please see: Guidelines for the Brain Death Certification – Govt of Kerala Dept of Health and Family Welfare

 

 

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