The Transplantation of Human Rules - 1995 - new



RULES, 1995

(GSR NO. 51(E), dr. 4-2-1995)

[As amended vide GSR 571(E), dt.31-7-2008]

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) if section 24 of the Transplantation of Human

Organs Act, 1994 (42 of 1994), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules,


1. Short title and commencement

  1. These rules may be called the Transplantation of Human Organs Rules, 1995.

  2. They shall come into force on the date1 of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Definitions

(a)”Act” means the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 (42 of 1994);

(b)”Form” means a form annexed to these Rules;

(c)”Section” means a section of the Act;

2[(d) “National Accreditation Board for Laboratories” (NABL) means a Board set up by the Quality Council of India (set up by the Government of India) for undertaking assessment and accreditation of testing and calibration of laboratories in accordance with the international standard ISO/IEC/17025 and ISO 15189;

(e) the Registered Medical Practitioner, as defined in clause (n) of section 2 of Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 includes an allopathic doctor with MBBS or equivalent degree under the Medical Council of India Act.]

3[(f)] Words and expressions used and not defined in these Rules, but defined in the Act, shall have the same meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.

3. Authority for removal of human organ

Any donor may authorise the removal, before his death, of any human organ of his body for therapeutic purposes in the manner and so such conditions as specified in 4[Forms 1(A), 1(B) and 1(C)].


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