Feedback requested on the discussion paper 'Statutory Review of the Human Tissue Act 1983'




The Human Tissue Act 1983 (the Act) sets out the law governing the use of human tissue in NSW. Human tissue can be removed for use for therapeutic, medical or scientific purposes only.

In 2012, following the release of the discussion paper 'Increasing Organ Donation in NSW' (the previous discussion paper), a number of amendments relating to tissue donation were made to the Human Tissue Act in the Human Tissue Legislation Amendment Act 2012 (the Amending Act). These amendments were one part of a plan to strength existing strategies to raise awareness about organ donation and increase organ donation in NSW.

Dr Kerry Chant PSM, Chief Health Officer and Deputy Secretary Population and Public Health is seeking ASMOF Member feedback on the Statutory Review of the Human Tissues Act 1982 – Discussion Paper. Feedback submission can be emailed to by COB 3 August 2018 using the following form: here