The Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 - Appropriate Authority

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13. Appropriate Authority.

(1) The Central Government shall appoint, by notification, one or more officers as appropriate Authorities for each of the Union territories for the purposes of this Act.

(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.


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kulwant singh rekhi, Canada

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.

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