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TRANSPLANTATION OF HUMAN ORGANS

                 CHAPTER VI
                            OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

18.
  1. Any person who renders his services to or at any hospital and who, for purposes of transplantation, conducts, associates with, or helps in any manner in the removal of any human organ without authority, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 5 years and with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees.

  2. Where any person convicted under sub-section (1) is a registered medical Practitioner, his name shall be reported by the Appropriate Authority to the respective State Medical Council for taking necessary action including the removal of his name from the register of the council for a period of two years for the first offence and permanently for the subsequent offence. 

19. Whoever -
  1. makes or receives any payment for the supply of, or for an offer to supply, . any human organ;

  2. seeks to find a person willing to supply for payment any human organ;

  3. offers to supply any human organ for payment;

  4. initiates or negotiates any arrangement involving the making of any payment for the supply of, or for an offer to supply, any human organ;

  5. takes part in the management or control of a body of persons, whether a society, firm or company, whose activities consist of or include the initiation or negotiation of any arrangement referred in clause (d); or

  6. publishes or distributes or causes to be published or distributed any advertisement, -

    1. inviting persons to supply for payment of any human organ;

    2. offering to supply any human organ for payment; or

    3. indicating that the advertiser is willing to initiate or negotiate any arrangement referred to in clause

    4. shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than two years but which may extend to seven years and shall be liable to fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but may extend to twenty thousand rupees; Provided that the court may, for any adequate and special reason to be mentioned in the judgement, impose a sentence of imprisonment for a term of less than two years and a fine less than ten thousand rupees

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