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(1)In this Act unless the context otherwise requires—
“adult” means a person who is 16 years of age or over;
“child” means a person who is under the age of 16 years;
“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39);
“parental responsibilities” has the meaning given by section 1(3) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36);
“parental rights” has the meaning given by section 2(4) of that Act;
“post-mortem examination” has the meaning given by section 23;
“tissue” includes skin, a cornea and bone marrow;
“tissue sample” includes any derivative of skin.
(2)In this Act, references to transplantation are to transplantation into a human body; and references to “transplant” or to “transplants” are to be construed accordingly.
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