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The Corneal Tissue (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (repealed)

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1988 No. 1844 (N.I. 14)

The Corneal Tissue (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 F1

26th October 1988

F1prosp. rep. by 2004 c.30

Title and commencementN.I.

1.   This Order may be cited as the Corneal Tissue (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 and shall come into operation on the expiration of two months from the day on which it is made.


2.   The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] 1954 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of Human Tissue Act (Northern Ireland) 1962N.I.

3.   In section 1 of the Human Tissue Act (Northern Ireland) [1962 c. 19 (N.I.)] 1962 (removal of parts of bodies for medical purposes)—

(a)in subsection (3) after “(4)” there shall be inserted “ , (4A) ” ; and

(b)for subsection (4) (removals to be effected only by registered medical practitioners) there shall be substituted the following subsections—

(4) No such removal, except of eyes or parts of eyes, shall be effected except by a registered medical practitioner, who must have satisfied himself by personal examination of the body that life is extinct.

(4A)  No such removal of an eye or part of an eye shall be effected except by—

(a)a registered medical practitioner, who must have satisfied himself by personal examination of the body that life is extinct; or

(b)a person in the employment of a health and social services board acting on the instructions of a registered medical practitioner who must, before giving those instructions, be satisfied that the person in question is sufficiently qualified and trained to perform the removal competently and must also either—

(i) have satisfied himself by personal examination of the body that life is extinct, or

(ii) be satisfied that life is extinct on the basis of a statement to that effect by a registered medical practitioner who has satisfied himself by personal examination of the body that life is extinct. .

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