Latest Development of Legal Regulations of Organ Transplant in China
Journal International de Bioéthique = International Journal of Bioethics 2008 December; 19(4): 61-81
Organ transplant practice has developed greatly in last two decades in China. In response to the practical need, the State Council released the Regulations on Human Organ Transplant 2007, replacing the previous Interim Provisions on Administration of Clinical Application of Human Organ Transplant Technology 2006. This article first examines the latest development of legal regulations of organ transplant by comparing the differences between the two pieces of legislation. It then analyzes the impact of the new rules set forth in the 2007 Regulations upon three problems existing in the current organ transplant practice, that is, organ procurement from executed prisoners, organ trade, and organ tourism. The article finally discusses the deficiencies of the 2007 Regulations, which are supposed to be remedied in the next legal reform.
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Decreto Del Presidente Della Repubblica 9 November 1994, No. 694: Regolamento Recante Norme Sulla Semplificazione Del Procedimento Di Autorizzazione Dei Trapianti Decree of the President of the Republic of 9 November 1994, No. 694: Regulations Concerning Norms for the Simplification of the Authorization of Organ Transplant Procedure Unknown author (Italy. President, 1994-12-21)