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The Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 - Registration of Hospitals

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Indian Laws and Regulations Related to Health

CHAPTER V - REGISTRATION OF HOSPITALS

14. Registration of hospitals engaged in removal, storage or transportation of human organs. — 

(1) No hospital shall commence any activity relating to the removal, storage or transplantation of any human organs for therapeutic after the commencement of this Act unless such hospital is duly registered under this Act:

      Provided that every hospital engaged, either partly or exclusively, in any activity relating to the removal, storage or transplantation of any human organ for therapeutic purposes immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall apply for registration within sixty days from the date of such commencement:

      Provided further that every hospital engaged in any activity relating to the removal, storage or transplantation of any human organ shall cease to engage in any such activity on the expiry of three months from the date of commencement of this Act unless such hospital has applied for registration and is so registered or till such application is disposed of, whichever is earlier.

(2) Every application for registration under sub-section (1) shall be made to the Appropriate Authority in such form and in such manner and shall be accompanied by such fees as may be prescribed.

(3) No hospital shall be registered under this Act unless the Appropriate Authority is satisfied that such hospital is in a position to provide such specialised services and facilities, possess such skilled manpower and equipments and maintain such standards as may be prescribed.

15. Certificate of registration. — 

(1) The Appropriate Authority shall, after holding an inquiry and after satisfying itself that the applicant has complied with all the requirements of this Act and the rules made thereunder, grant to the hospital a certificate of registration in such form, for such period and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.

(2) If, after the inquiry and after giving an opportunity to the applicant of being heard, the Appropriate Authority is satisfied that the applicant has not complied with the requirements of this Act and the rules made thereunder, it shall, for reasons to be recorded in writing, reject the application for registration.

(3) Every certificate of registration shall be renewed in such manner and on payment of such fees as may be prescribed.

16. Suspension or cancellation of registration. — 

(1) The Appropriate Authority may, suo moto or on complaint, issue a notice to any hospital to show cause why its registration under this Act should not be suspended or cancelled for the reasons mentioned in the notice.

(2) If, after giving a reasonable opportunity of being heard to the hospital, the Appropriate Authority is satisfied that there has been a breach of any of the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder, it may, without prejudice to any criminal action that it may take against such hospital, suspended its registration for such period as it may think fit or cancel its registration:

     Provided that where the Appropriate Authority is of the opinion that it is necessary or expendient so to do in the public interest, it may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, suspend the registration of any hospital without issuing any notice.

17. Appeals. —  Any person aggrieved by an order of the Authorisation Committee rejecting an application for approval under sub-section (6) of Section 9, or any hospital aggrieved by an order of the Appropriate Authority rejecting an application for registration under sub-section (2) of Section 15 or an order of suspension or cancellation of registration under sub-section (2) of Section 16, may, within thirty days from the date of the receipt of the order, prefer an appeal, in such manner as may be prescribed, against such order to —

(i) the Central Government where the appeal is against the order of the Authorisation Committee constituted under clause (a) of sub-section (4) of Section 9 or against the order of the Appropriate Authority appointed under sub-section (1) of Section 13; or

(ii) the State Government, where the appeal is against the order of the Authorisation Committee constituted under clause (b) of sub-section (4) of Section 9 or against the order of the Appropriate Authority appointed under sub-section (2) of Section 13.

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kulwant singh rekhi
Deep Hospital,Ludhiana has on the night between19 & 20 Sept.97 at 12-20 AM'had removed the organs of my sister Miss Harbhajan RekhiMass Education Officer-Class-1 & had without giving information to her nephew MaheshInder Singh Rekhi who had got her admitted & without post-mortem had got her cremated after removal of her organs-Depite complaints no action has so far been taken against the Doctor Nitin Or hospital for illegal acts so far. Kindly advise the remedy Or take up the matter with appropriate authority for ACTION.
kulwant singh rekhi  Friday, September 26, 2008

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