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The Regulation of Deceased Organ Donation in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.advisor Frankel, Susy
dc.contributor.advisor Bennett, Mark
dc.contributor.author Lynskey, Tom
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-16T05:24:22Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-07T21:23:00Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-16T05:24:22Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-07T21:23:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/19440
dc.description.abstract This paper analyses the regulatory framework governing deceased organ donation in New Zealand. In particular, it provides an overview of the reform process that led to the Human Tissue Act 2008. By examining the complex issues that arise in the organ donation context, it seeks to demonstrate that the reform process failed adequately to address the central issue of informed consent. It is argued that this prevented a meaningful reform of the law in this area. The paper draws on select aspects of regulatory theory and analogous legal regimes to lend support to the views expressed herein, and to offer comment on how the reform process could be structured more effectively in the future. In particular, it is argued that increased public participation will be a necessary factor in resolving the informed consent issue. Finally, the paper briefly considers the Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill that is currently before Parliament. It argues that, while the Bill is meritorious, it is unlikely to have a significant impact on donation rates and that a more constructive course of action would be to address the issues discussed herein. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Regulation en_NZ
dc.subject Organ donation en_NZ
dc.subject Informed consent en_NZ
dc.subject Deceased organ donation en_NZ
dc.subject Human Tissue Act en_NZ
dc.title The Regulation of Deceased Organ Donation in New Zealand en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Law School en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Faculty of Law / Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180114 Human Rights Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180119 Law and Society en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180122 Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.school School of Law en_NZ

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