Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1248)

Frank O'Rourke

Question:

1248. Deputy Frank O'Rourke asked the Minister for Health the progress regarding the organ donation opt-out scheme; the timeline for delivery of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36353/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government approved the publication of the General Scheme of a Human Tissue (Transplantation, Post-Mortem, Anatomical Examination and Public Display) Bill on the 1st May 2019.

Work has commenced on the drafting of the Bill in collaboration with the Office of Parliamentary Council.

The General Scheme has been referred to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health for pre-legislative scrutiny. A date for the start of this process has not yet been set.