Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (550)

Micheál Martin


550. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health his views on the programme for Government commitment on legislating for post mortem procedures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10481/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

In line with the Programme for Government commitment to legislate for post-mortem procedures and organ retention practices as recommended by the Madden report, my Department is currently developing the Heads of a Human Tissue Bill which will meet the key recommendation of that Report. It is envisaged that the legislative proposals will include provision that no hospital post-mortem may be carried out, and no tissue retained, without appropriate consent/authorisation.

Question No. 551 answered with Question No. 122.