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Authors

Lauren J. Riley

Abstract

The article presents information on the adoption of law "Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA)" by the U.S. government that defines the criteria for determining death. It discusses the neurological standard for determining death that is the cessation of integrative functioning of the brain, the cardiopulmonary system, and the respiratory system. It further discusses the use of legal fictions to retain both the neurological criterion and the dead donor rule.

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