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Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill

Published: 4th September 2018

On 8 June the Scottish Government introduced the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill. The stated aim of the Bill is to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation for the purposes of transplantation with a view to increasing the range of circumstances in which deceased organ donation and associated medical procedures are authorised.The Bill has been referred to the Health and Sport Committee for consideration. You can see the full proposed timetable for consideration, as well as the consultation documents, on the Committee's webpage.
The consultation website can be found here. CMF has submitted answers to a range of questions and the full submission can be found here.

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Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
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About CMF:

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 4,000 British doctor members in all branches of medicine. A registered charity, it is linked to about 65 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

CMF exists to unite Christian doctors to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.

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