The Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 - Appropriate Authority
CHAPTER IV-APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY
13. Appropriate Authority. —
(2) The State Government shall appoint, by notification, one or more officers as Appropriate Authorities for the purposes of this Act.
(3) The Appropriate Authority shall perform the following functions, namely: —
(i) to grant registration under sub-section (1) of Section 15 or renew registration under sub-section (3) of that section;
(ii) to suspend or cancel registration under sub-section (2) of Section 16;
(iii) to enforce such standards, as may be prescribed, for hospitals engaged in the removal, storage or transplantation of any human organ;
(iv) to investigate any complaint of breach of any of the provision of this Act or any of the rules made thereunder and take appropriate action;
(v) to inspect hospitals periodically for examination of the quality of transplantation and the follow-up medical care to persons who have undergone transplantation and persons from whom organs are removed; and
(vi) to undertake such other measures as may be prescribed.