French law introduces Automatic Organ Donation

French law introduces Automatic Organ Donation

As of January 1, 2017, in accordance with the French Health Law of January 26, 2016 all deceased individuals over age 18 are automatically be presumed to be organ donators. The previous stipulation for doctors to ask family members of the deceased individual’s...
Health bill: failure of the joint Commission

Health bill: failure of the joint Commission

On Tuesday October 27, 2015, the joint Commission counting seven deputies and seven senators were unable to agree on a common version of the Health bill. This bill which was object of an accelerated procedure had been voted by the National Assembly on April 14, but...
Organ Donation and the Health Bill

Organ Donation and the Health Bill

The legislation concerning post-mortem organ donation, the subject of a very controversial amendment during Parliament’s discussion on the Health bill, was finally not modified in the version that the Senate has just ratified, during their final solemn vote on the...