Section 13A in The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994

Title: Advisory Committees to advise Appropriate Authority

Description: 1[13A. Advisory Committees to advise Appropriate Authority.-- (1) The Central Government and and the State Governments, as the case may be, by notification, shall constitute an Advisory Committee for a period of two years to aid and advise the Appropriate Authority to discharge its functions. (2) The Advisory Committee shall consist of— (a) one administrative expert not below the rank of Secretary to the State Government, to be nominated as Chairperson of the Advisory Committee; (b) two medical experts having such qualifications as may be prescribed; (c) one officer not below the rank of a Joint Director to represent the Ministry or Department of Health and Family Welfare, to be designated as Member-Secretary; (d) two eminent social workers of high social standing and integrity, one of whom shall be from amongst representatives of womens organisation; (e) one legal expert who has held the position of an Additional District Judge or equivalent; (f) one person to represent non-governmental organisations or associations which are working in the field of organ or tissue donations or human rights; (g) one specialist in the field of human organ transplantation, provided he is not a member of the transplantation team. (3) The terms and conditions for appointment to the Advisory Committee shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government.] 1. Ins. by s. 10, ibid. (w.e.f. 10-1-2014).

Title: Powers of Appropriate Authority

Description: 1[13B. Powers of Appropriate Authority.--The Appropriate Authority shall for the purposes of this Act have all the powers of a civil court trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) and, in particular, in respect of the following matters, namely:-- (a) summoning of any person who is in possession of any information relating to violation of the provisions of this Act or the rules made thereunder; (b) discovery and production of any document or material object; (c) issuing search warrant for any place suspected to be indulging in unauthorised removal, procurement or transplantation of human organs or tissues or both; and (d) any other matter which may be prescribed.] 1. Ins. by s. 10, ibid. (w.e.f. 10-1-2014).

Title: National Human Organs or tissues or both and Tissues Removal and Storage Network

Description: 1[13C. National Human Organs and Tissues Removal and Storage Network.--The Central Government may, by notification, establish a National Human Organs and Tissues Removal and Storage Network at one or more places and Regional Network in such manner and to perform such functions, as may be prescribed.] 1. Ins. by s. 10, ibid. (w.e.f. 10-1-2014).

Title: National registry

Description: 1[13D. National registry.--The Central Government shall maintain a national registry of the donors and recipients of human organs and tissues and such registry shall have such information as may be prescribed to an ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of human organs and tissue.] 1. Ins. by s. 10, ibid. (w.e.f. 10-1-2014).

Title: Registration of hospitals engaged in removal, storage or transplantation of human organs or tissues or both

Description: 14. Registration of hospitals engaged in removal, storage or transplantation of 1[human organs or tissues or both].--(1) 2[No hospital (including Human Organ Retrieval Centre)] shall commence any activity relating to the removal, storage or transplantation of any 3[human organ or tissue or both] for therapeutic purposes after the commencement of this Act unless such hospital is duly registered under this Act: Provided that every hospital engaged, either partly or exclusively, in any activity relating to the removal, storage or transplantation of any 3[human organ or tissue or both] for therapeutic purposes immediately before the commencement of this Act, shall apply for registration within sixty days from the date of such commencement: Provided further that every hospital engaged in any activity relating to the removal, storage or transplantation of any 3[human organ or tissue or both] shall cease to engage in any such activity on the expiry of three months from the date of commencement of this Act unless such hospital has applied for registration and is go registered or till such application is disposed of, whichever is earlier. (2) Every application for registration under sub-section (1) shall be made to the Appropriate Authority in such form and in such manner and shall be accompanied by such fees as may be prescribed. (3) No hospital shall be registered under this Act unless the Appropriate Authority is satisfied that such hospital is in a position to provide such specialised services and facilities, possess) such skilled manpower and equipments and maintain such standards as may be prescribed. 4[(4) No hospital shall be registered under this Act, unless the Appropriate Authority is satisfied that such hospital has appointed a transplant coordinator having such qualifications and experience as may be prescribed.] 1. Subs. by Act of 16 of 2011, s. 4, for "human organs" (w.e.f. 10-1-2014). 2. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for "No hospital" (w.e.f. 10-1-2014). 3. Subs. by s. 4, ibid., for "human organ" (w.e.f. 10-1-2014). 4. Ins. by Act 16 of 2011, s. 11 (w.e.f. 10-1-2014).

The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994