2017 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 23 - Health and Safety
Chapter 23-4 - Office of State Medical Examiners
Section 23-4-16 - Uniform determination of death.
§ 23-4-16. Uniform determination of death.
A person who 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, is dead. A determination of death must be made in accordance with accepted medical standards.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 411, § 1.)