Human Tissue Act 1983 No 164

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22 October 2012 22 October 2012 2012 No 72
01 July 2010 01 July 2010 2010 No 34
19 May 2010 19 May 2010 2010 No 19
01 March 2010 01 March 2010 2007 No 9
01 January 2010 01 January 2010 2007 No 69
2009 No 41
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13 February 2009 13 February 2009 2008 No 87
10 December 2008 10 December 2008 2008 No 122
01 January 2006 01 January 2006 2005 No 82
01 December 2005 01 December 2005 2003 No 18
01 August 2004 01 August 2004 2003 No 45
2004 No 37
01 November 2003 01 November 2003 2003 No 18
15 July 2001 15 July 2001 2001 No 34
14 January 2000 14 January 2000 1999 No 76

Human Tissue Act 1983 No 164

Assented to 31.12.1983.

Date of commencement, secs 1 and 2 excepted, 15.6.1984, sec 2 (2) and GG No 93 of 15.6.1984, p 3089.

Health Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2020 No 32

Assented to 27.10.2020.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2(1).

COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Act 2020 No 5

Assented to 14.05.2020.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.15, assent, sec 2(1).

Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Marriages) Act 2018 No 28

Assented to 15.06.2018.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No 2

Assented to 20.02.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2015 No 58

Assented to 24.11.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 8.1.2016, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 No 47

Assented to 25.06.2013.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.15, 5.7.2013, sec 2 (1).

Human Tissue Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No 72

Assented to 22.10.2012.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2010 No 34

Assented to 15.06.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2010, sec 2 (2).

Relationships Register Act 2010 No 19

Assented to 19.05.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).

Coroners Act 2009 No 41

Assented to 19.06.2009.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.1.2010, sec 2 (1) and 2009 (544) LW 27.11.2009.

State Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment (Budget Measures) Act 2008 No 122

Assented to 10.12.2008.

Date of commencement of Sch 7, assent, sec 2 (1).

Human Tissue Amendment (Children in Care of State) Act 2008 No 87

Assented to 19.11.2008.

Date of commencement, 13.2.2009, sec 2 and GG No 37 of 13.2.2009, p 961.

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2007 No 69

Assented to 07.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.1.2010, sec 2 and 2009 (321) LW 10.7.2009.

Private Health Facilities Act 2007 No 9

Assented to 15.06.2007.

Date of commencement, 1.3.2010, sec 2 and 2010 (53) LW 26.2.2010.

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No 82

Assented to 17.11.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.1.2006, sec 2 (1) and GG No 157 of 16.12.2005, p 10878.

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No 37

Assented to 15.06.2004.

Date of commencement, 1.8.2004, sec 2 (1) and GG No 126 of 30.7.2004, p 6113.

Nurses Amendment Act 2003 No 45

Assented to 30.09.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.7, 1.8.2004, sec 2 (1) and GG No 126 of 30.7.2004, p 6114.

Human Tissue and Anatomy Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No 18

Assented to 07.07.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.11.2003, sec 2 (1) and GG No 174 of 31.10.2003, p 10262.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.2, 1.12.2005, sec 2 (2) and GG No 45 of 15.4.2005, p 1356.

Corporations (Consequential Amendments) Act 2001 No 34

Assented to 28.06.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.26, 15.7.2001, sec 2 (1) and Commonwealth Gazette No S 285 of 13.7.2001.

Health Legislation Amendment Act 1999 No 76

Assented to 03.12.1999.

Date of commencement, 14.1.2000, sec 2 and GG No 3 of 14.1.2000, p 167.

Property (Relationships) Legislation Amendment Act 1999 No 4

Assented to 07.06.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.12, 28.6.1999, sec 2 and GG No 72 of 25.6.1999, p 4082.

Health Services Act 1997 No 154

Assented to 19.12.1997.

Date of commencement, 1.7.1998, sec 2 and GG No 97 of 26.6.1998, p 4423.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994 No 32

Assented to 02.06.1994.

Date of commencement of the provisions of Sch 1 relating to the Human Tissue Act 1983, assent, Sch 1.

Statute Law (Penalties) Act 1992 No 112

Assented to 08.12.1992.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 3) 1989 No 226

Assented to 21.12.1989.

Date of commencement of the provisions of Sch 2 relating to the Human Tissue Act 1983, 1.6.1990, Sch 2 and GG No 71 of 1.6.1990, p 4383.

Human Tissue (Cornea Transplants) Amendment Act 1988 No 71

Assented to 23.11.1988.

Date of commencement, 26.5.1989, sec 2 and GG No 64 of 26.5.1989, p 3107.

Human Tissue (Amendment) Act 1987 No 144

Assented to 16.06.1987.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 1.6.1990, sec 2 and GG No 71 of 1.6.1990, p 4383.

Miscellaneous Acts (Area Health Services) Amendment Act 1986 No 53

Assented to 14.05.1986.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 1.7.1986, sec 2 (2) and GG No 99 of 27.6.1986, p 2946.

Human Tissue (Amendment) Act 1985 No 61

Assented to 15.05.1985.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 19.7.1985, sec 2 (2) and GG No 105 of 19.7.1985, p 3610.

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Sec 3

Rep 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (1).

Sec 4

Am 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (2); 1986 No 53, Sch 1; 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (1); 1997 No 154, Sch 6.18 [1] [2]; 1999 No 4, Sch 2.12 [1]–[3]; 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [1]–[6]; 2003 No 45, Sch 2.7 [1]; 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [1] [2]; 2005 No 82, Sch 2 [1]; 2007 No 9, Sch 5.14 [1] [2]; 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [1]–[4]; 2008 No 87, Sch 1 [1]; 2010 No 19, Sch 3.47 [1] [2]; 2010 No 34, Sch 2.28; 2013 No 47, Sch 1.15 [1] [2]; 2018 No 2, Sch 3 [1]–[3]; 2018 No 28, Sch 1.14; 2020 No 32, Sch 4[1].

Sec 4A

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [7].

Sec 5

Am 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [8].

Sec 5A

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [9].

Sec 6

Am 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (3).

Sec 10

Subst 2005 No 82, Sch 2 [2].

Sec 11A

Ins 2005 No 82, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 14

Am 2005 No 82, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 16

Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 2003 No 45, Sch 2.7 [2].

Sec 15

Am 2005 No 82, Sch 2 [5]–[7].

Sec 16

Am 2005 No 82, Sch 2 [8].

Sec 17

Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 2003 No 45, Sch 2.7 [3].

Part 3

Subst 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Part 3, heading

Subst 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3]. Am 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [5].

Part 3, Div 1

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 18

Subst 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3]. Am 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [6].

Sec 18A

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3]. Am 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [6].

Part 3, Div 2

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 19

Subst 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 20

Am 1999 No 76, Sch 8 [1] [2]. Subst 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 20A

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3]. Am 2005 No 82, Sch 2 [9].

Sec 20B

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Part 3, Div 3

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 20C

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3]. Am 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [7] [8].

Sec 20D

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3]. Am 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [9] [10].

Secs 20E, 20F

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 20G

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3]. Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [11].

Sec 20H

Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Part 3A

Ins 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (4). Subst 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Part 3A, heading

Ins 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (4). Subst 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (3); 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Secs 21–21C

Subst 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 21

Am 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (2). Subst 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 21A

Ins 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (4). Rep 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (4). Ins 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 21B

Ins 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (4). Subst 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (5); 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 21C

Ins 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (4). Am 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (6); 1989 No 226, Sch 2; 1992 No 112, Sch 1. Subst 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3]. Am 2018 No 2, Sch 3 [2].

Sec 21D

Ins 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (4). Am 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (7); 1992 No 112, Sch 1. Rep 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 21DA

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (8). Am 1989 No 226, Sch 2. Rep 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 21E

Ins 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (4). Rep 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [3].

Part 3B

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Part 3B, heading

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Subst 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [4]. Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Sec 21F

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Am 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [10]; 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [5]. Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Sec 21G

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Am 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [6]. Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Secs 21H, 21I

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Am 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [7]. Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Secs 21J, 21K

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Sec 21L

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1. Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Sec 21M

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Am 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [8]–[10]. Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Secs 21N, 21O

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Sec 21P

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Rep 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [11].

Sec 21Q

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Am 2001 No 34, Sch 2.26. Rep 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [11].

Sec 21R

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1. Rep 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [11].

Secs 21S, 21T

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Rep 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [11].

Sec 21U

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Am 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [11] [12]. Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Sec 21V

Ins 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (9). Am 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [7]. Rep 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [12].

Part 3C

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [12].

Sec 21W

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [12]. Am 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [13] [14]; 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [13].

Secs 21X, 21Y

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [12].

21Z

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [12]. Am 2018 No 2, Sch 3 [3].

21ZA

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [12].

Sec 21ZB

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [12]. Am 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [15]; 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [14].

Sec 22

Rep 1999 No 4, Sch 2.12 [4].

Sec 23

Subst 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [13]. Am 2008 No 87, Sch 1 [2]; 2012 No 72, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 23A

Ins 2008 No 87, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 24

Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1. Subst 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [13]. Am 2008 No 87, Sch 1 [4]; 2012 No 72, Sch 1 [2].

Secs 24A, 24B

Ins 2008 No 87, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 25

Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1994 No 32, Sch 1; 2008 No 87, Sch 1 [6]; 2009 No 41, Sch 4; 2020 No 32, Sch 4[2].

Sec 26

Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 2005 No 82, Sch 2 [10].

Sec 27

Am 1988 No 71, sec 3; 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [14]; 2005 No 82, Sch 2 [11] [12]; 2012 No 72, Sch 1 [3] [4]; 2018 No 2, Sch 3 [4].

Sec 27A

Ins 2012 No 72, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2018 No 2, Sch 3 [2].

Part 5, Div 1, heading

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [15].

Sec 28

Subst 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [16].

Sec 29

Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1. Subst 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [16].

Sec 30

Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 1994 No 32, Sch 1; 2009 No 41, Sch 4.

Sec 31

Am 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [17] [18]; 2009 No 41, Sch 4.

Part 5, Div 2

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [19].

Sec 31A

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [19].

Secs 31B, 31C

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [19]. Am 2009 No 41, Sch 4.

Part 5, Div 3 (sec 31D)

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [19].

Sec 32

Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [20] [21].

Part 7A

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [22].

Sec 33A

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [22]. Am 2018 No 2, Sch 3 [2].

Sec 33B

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [22].

Sec 33C

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [22]. Am 2003 No 18, Sch 3.2 [1].

Secs 33D–33F

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [22].

Sec 33G

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [22]. Am 2003 No 18, Sch 3.2 [2]–[4].

Sec 33H

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [22].

Secs 33I, 33J

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [22]. Am 2018 No 2, Sch 3 [2].

Sec 34

Am 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (5); 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [23]–[25]; 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [16]; 2005 No 82, Sch 2 [13]; 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [15] [16]; 2020 No 5, Sch 1.15[1] [2].

Sec 34A

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [26]. Am 2008 No 87, Sch 1 [7] [8]; 2009 No 41, Sch 4.

Sec 36

Am 1985 No 61, Sch 1 (6); 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (10); 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [27]–[29]; 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [17]; 2009 No 41, Sch 4.

Sec 37

Am 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (11); 1992 No 112, Sch 1.

Sec 37A

Ins 2008 No 122, Sch 7. Am 2015 No 58, Sch 2.13; 2018 No 2, Sch 3 [2].

Sec 38

Am 1987 No 144, Sch 1 (12); 2007 No 94, Sch 4.

Sec 39

Am 1992 No 112, Sch 1; 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [30] [31]; 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [18]; 2018 No 2, Sch 3 [5].

Sec 40

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [32].

Sch 1

Ins 2003 No 18, Sch 2 [32]. Am 2004 No 37, Sch 2 [19] [20]; 2007 No 69, Sch 2.2 [17]; 2008 No 87, Sch 1 [9] [10]; 2012 No 72, Sch 1 [6] [7].

Human Tissue Bill 1983

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