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The LIV calls for review of the Human Tissue Act by the VLRC

The LIV calls for review of the Human Tissue Act by the VLRC

By Health Law Committee

Advocacy Health Innovation 


The LIV has written to Attorney-General Jill Hennessy asking her to refer the Human Tissue Act 1982 to the Victorian Law Reform Commission.

The  Act  is  a  significant  piece  of  legislation.  It  regulates  the  removal  of  human  tissue  for transplantation,  the  donation  of  organs  and  tissue  before  and  after  death,  post-mortem examinations, the definition of death, the authorisation of schools of anatomy, and the prescription of tissue banks.

The LIV submits that given the changes to medical technology and treatment, including changes in approach to organ donations, the current Act is out of date and needs to be redrafted to take account of those developments.

Read the submission here.


Health Law Committee
03 9607 9413

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