Legal framework

Organ and tissue donation is governed by sections 19, 24 and 25 of the Civil Code This hyperlink will open in a new window.. These provisions relate to consent to care not required by a person’s state of health and alienation of a part of a person’s body.

The Act to facilitate organ and tissue donation This hyperlink will open in a new window. regulates administrative measures and procedures for organ and tissue donation.

The Act respecting labour standards This hyperlink will open in a new window. protects the donor’s job. An employee has the right to be absent from work for up to 26 weeks over a 12-month period for organ donation.