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

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).

Title: Registration of Tissue Bank

Description: 1[14A. Registration of Tissue Bank.-- (1) No Tissue Bank shall, after the commencement of the Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Act, 2011 (16 of 2011), commence any activity relating to the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage and distribution of tissues unless it is duly registered under this Act: Provided that any facility engaged, either party or exlusively, in any activity relating to the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage and distribution of tissues immediately before the commencement of the Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Act, 2011 (16 of 2011), shall apply for registration as Tissues Bank within sixty days from the date of such commencement: Provided further that such facility shall cease to engage in any such activity on the expiry of three months from the date of commencement of the Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendement) Act, 2011 (16 of 2011), unless such Tissue Bank has applied for registration and is so 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 Tissue Bank shall be registered under this Act unless the Appropriate Authority is satisfied that such Tissue Bank is in a position to provide such specialised service and facilities, possess such skilled manpower and equipments and maintain such standards as may be prescribed.] 1. ns. by s. 12, ibid. (w.e.f. 10-1-2014).

Title: Certificate of registration

Description: (1) The Appropriate Authority shall, after holding an inquiry and after satisfying itself that the applicant has complied with all the requirements of this Act and the rules made thereunder, 1[grant to the hospital or to the tissue Bank, as the case may be,] a certificate of registration in such form, for such period and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed. (2) If, after the inquiry and after giving an opportunity to the applicant of being heard, the Appropriate Authority is satisfied that the applicant has not complied with the requirement of this Act and the rules made thereunder, it shall, for reasons to be recorded in writing, reject the application for registration. (3) Every certificate of registration shall be renewed in such manner and on payment of such fees as may be prescribed. 1. Subs. by s. 13, ibid., for "grant to the hospital" (w.e.f. 10-1-2014).

The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994