Source: British Parliament News
31 January 2019
The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill has its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Friday 1 February.
This is a private member’s bill. A private member’s bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members’ bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.
This bill aims to make amendments to the Human Tissue Act 2004 concerning consent to activities done for the purpose of transplantation.
Members are expected to discuss the requirement for a five year review of the effectiveness of deemed consent and promoting awareness of deemed consent to the general public.
The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law’s purpose and principles, on 23 November.
Lords news: Private member’s bills November 2018