Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (794, 927)

Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

794. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health when a soft opt-out organ donor consent system will be introduced to replace the opt-in system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13504/19]

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Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

927. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if a soft opt-out organ donor consent will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14106/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 794 and 927 together.

The General Scheme of a Human Tissue (Transplantation, Post-Mortem, Anatomical Examination and Public Display) Bill is being finalised at present and will be submitted to Government shortly.   

The General Scheme will include provisions for a soft opt-out system of consent for deceased organ donation.