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Republic Acts :
|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 349 - AN
ACT TO LEGALIZE PERMISSIONS TO USE HUMAN ORGANS OR ANY PORTION OR
PORTIONS OF THE HUMAN BODY FOR MEDICAL, SURGICAL, OR SCIENTIFIC
PURPOSES, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS
|Section 1. A
person may validly grant to a licensed physician, surgeon, known
scientist, or any medical or scientific institution, authority to
detach at any time after the grantor's death any organ, part or parts
of his body and to utilize the same for medical, surgical or scientific
Similar authority may also be granted for the utilization for medical, surgical, or scientific purposes, of any organ, part or parts of the body which, for a legitimate reason, would be detached from the body of the grantor.
Sec. 2. The authorization referred in section one
of this Act must; be in writing; specify the person or institution
granted the authorization, the organ, part or parts to be detached, the
use or uses of the organ, part or parts are to be employed; and signed
by the grantor and two disinterested witnesses.
Sec. 3. An authorization granted in accordance with the provisions of this Act shall be bind the executors, administrators and successors of the deceased and all members of his family.
Sec. 4. Any law or regulation inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: May 17, 1949