Rebecca C. Morgan, of Stetson University Law School, has made available for download her article, “Uniform Law on Brain Death”, published on the Elder Law Prof Blog. The abstract is as follows:
Bloomberg recently published an opinion regarding the Uniform Definition of Brain Death, A Scary Plan to Revise the Definition of Death. “People may be less willing to agree to be organ donors if they believe the quest for organs changes how patients are treated.”
According to the article, the Uniform Law Commission has a study committee, looking at “the need for and feasibility of updating the Uniform Determination of Death Act (1980), which has been enacted in 44 states. Issues to be considered include lack of uniformity in the medical standards used to determine death by neurologic criteria, the relevance of hormonal functions, and whether notice should be provided before a determination of death.”
Posted by Marin Larkin, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.