Taiwan to ban trade in human organs under amended regulations

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/12
By: Tseng Ying-yu and Lilian Wu

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Taiwan will ban the selling or buying of human organs, according to

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

amendments to organ transplant regulations that cleared the Legislature Friday.

No money should be involved in providing or receiving organs, and those who sell or buy them will face a jail term of between one and five years and/or fines of between NT$300,000 (US$9,697) and NT$1.5 million.

Doctors found to have violated the regulations will be fined between NT$120,000 and NT$600,000, be suspended from practicing for between one month and one year, and in the most serious cases, have their licenses revoked.     [FULL  STORY]

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