2013 Maryland Code
§ 5-202 - Cessation of circulatory and respiratory or brain functions

MD Health-Gen Code § 5-202 (2013) What's This?


(a) An individual is dead if, based on ordinary standards of medical practice, the individual has sustained either:

(1) Irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions; or

(2) Irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem.

(b) (1) This subsection does not apply to the removal of a vital organ while the individual is alive, if the individual gives informed consent to the removal.

(2) A pronouncement of death under this section shall be made before any vital organ is removed for transplantation.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Maryland may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.