Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994
[Act No. 42 of 1994 dated 8th July, 1994]
An Act to provide for the regulation of removal, storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs and for matters connected therewith of incidental thereto.
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the regulation removal storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes and for the prevention of commercial dealings in human organs;
AND WHEREAS Parliament has no power to make laws for the States with respect to any of the matters aforesaid except as provided in articles 249 and 250 of the Constitution;
AND WHEREAS in pursuance of clause (1) of articles 252 of the Constitution, resolutions have been passed by all the Houses of the Legislatures of the States of Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra to the effect that the matters aforesaid should be regulated in those States by Parliament by law;
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-fifth year of the Republic of India as follows: