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Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013

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The main provisions of this Act—

(a)impose a duty on the Welsh Ministers to promote transplantation (section 2);

(b)provide that certain activities done in Wales for the purpose of transplantation are lawful if done with consent (section 3);

(c)set out how consent is given to transplantation activities, including the circumstances in which consent is deemed to be given in the absence of express consent (sections 4 to 9);

(d)make it an offence for transplantation activities to be done in Wales without consent (section 10);

(e)make amendments (sections 15 and 16) to the Human Tissue Act 2004, including in relation to a code of practice issued under that Act which—

(i)gives practical guidance to persons that do transplantation activities, and

(ii)lays down the standards expected in relation to the doing of such activities, including how consent is to be obtained.

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