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The Transplantation of Human Organs Rules, 1995 - Form 8

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Indian Laws and Regulations Related to Health

FORM - 8
[(See rule 4(3) (a) and (b)]

We the following members of the Board of medical experts after careful personal examination hereby certify that Shri/Smt/Km.......................................................................aged about.......................son of/wife of/ daughter of...........................................................resident of ...................................................................is dead on account of permanent and irreversible cessation of all function of the brain stem. The test carried out by us and the findings therein are recorded in the brain stem death Certificates annexed hereto. 

Dated                                                                         Signature

1. R.M.P Incharge of the Hospital in which brain-stem death has occurred. 
2. R.M.P. nominated from the panel of names approved by the Appropriate Authority
3. Neurologist / Neuro Surgeon nominated. from the panel of names approved by Appropriate Authority.
4. R.M.P. treating the aforesaid deceased person 

BRAIN STEM DEATH CERTIFICATE
 
(A) PATIENT DETAILS :

1. Name of the Patient Mr/Ms. ....................................…….......................... S.O./D.O./W.O. Mr. ........................................ .................... .......... Sex................................ Age .......................

2. Home Address ......................................................................
......................................................................

3. Hospital Number ..................................................................... . . ....................................................................     
 
4. Name and Address of next of kin or   .....................................................................
person responsible for the patient (if none .....................................................................
exists,this must be specified) ……………………………………………
....................................................................
....................................................................

5. Has the patient or next of kin agreed ....................................................................to any transplant ? .....................................................................

6. In this a police Case ? Yes.............................No............................
 
(A) PRE-CONDITIONS:
 
1. Diagnosis : Did the patient suffer from any illness or accident that led to irreversible brain damage? Specify details ..............................................................................................
...........................................................................................................................................
Date and time of accident/onset of illness ............................................................................
Date and onset of no-responsible coma …............................................................................

2. Finding of Board of Medical Experts : (i) The following reversible causes of coma have been excluded:
 
Intoxication (Alcohol)
Depressant Drugs
Relaxants (Neuromuscular blocking agents)
 
First Medical Examination Second Medical Examination
 
1st               2nd

Primary hypothermia
Hypovolaemic shock
Metabolic or endocrine disorders
Tests for absent of brain stem functions

2) Coma
3) Cessation of spontaneous breathing.
4) Pupillary Size
5) Pupillary light reflexes
6) Doll's head eyes movement
7) Corneal reflexes (Both Sizes)
8) Motor response in any cranial nerve distribution, any responses to simulation of face limb of trunk
9) Gag reflex,
10)  Cough (Tracheal)
11) Eye movements on caloric testing bilaterally
12) Apnoea tests as specified
13) Were any respiratory movements seen? 
 
Date and Time of first testing ........................................................................
Date and Time of second testing ........................................................................

This to certify that the patient has been carefully examined twice after an interval of about six hours and on the basis of findings recorded above, Mr/Mrs................................................................. is declared brain-stem dead.

1. Medical Administrator Incharge of the hospital  

2. Authorised Specialist
3. Neurologist/ Neuro Surgeon                                                        

4. Medical officer treating patient.

NB. I. The minimum time interval between the first testing and second testing will be six hours.
       II. No.2 and No.3 will bo co-opted by the administrator incharge of the hospital from the panel of experts approved by the appropriate authority.

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