Determination of Death Act


UDDA provides a comprehensive basis for determining death in all situations. This is a technical act which merely defines death clinically, and does not deal with suicide, assisted suicide, and right to die.

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Drafting History

Origin: Completed by the Uniform Law Commissioners in 1980, in cooperation with the American Medical Association, the American Bar Association and the President's Commission on Medical Ethics.
Committee/Resources: Determination of Death