Chambre des notaires
Individuals who wish to donate their organs or tissues after death may record their decision in the consent registry for organ and tissue donations kept by the Chambre des notaires. Refusals can also be recorded in the Registry. The decision is recorded by a notary and a health insurance number must be provided. The Registry lists consents to, and refusals of, organ and tissue donation recorded by notaries when drawing up wills or mandates given in anticipation of incapacity. The person’s decision is included by the notary in the will or mandate, and the person can then inform family members of his or her decision and of the steps taken to make it official. In addition, a person may contact a notary simply to have a consent or refusal recorded. The Registry simplifies and speeds up the procedure for removing organs and tissues, since healthcare professionals authorized by the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux can check at any time whether a person has consented to a donation.
ClienteleAny person over the age of 18 who wishes to record consent or refusal in the consent registry for organ and tissue donations kept by the Chambre des notaires. Restrictions A minor’s consent may not be recorded in the Registry, even with the authorization of a parent or tutor. However, an organ or tissue donation may still be made at the appropriate time with consent from the parent or tutor.
The Registry was created on November 1, 2005.
Authorized healthcare professionals have been able to consult it since the summer of 2006.
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