||Title:||MEDICAL (THERAPY, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH) ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||2||Heading:||Removal of parts of body or specified parts in accordance with a request||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
If any person, either in writing at any time or orally in the presence of 2 or more witnesses during his last illness, has expressed a request that his body or any specified part of his body be used after his death for therapeutic purposes or for purposes of medical education or research-
(a) the person who has lawful possession of his body after his death may, unless he has reason to believe that the request was subsequently withdrawn, authorize in writing the removal from the body of any part or, as the case may be, of the specified part, for use in accordance with the request; and
(b) an authorization validly given under paragraph (a) shall remain valid notwithstanding any objection by the next of kin of the person who has expressed the request to the body being dealt with in accordance with the request after the death.
(Replaced 68 of 1995 s. 58)