Section 22-31-1

Published: 2015

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Section 22-31-1

Section 22-31-1Determination of death.

An individual who, in the opinion of a medical doctor licensed in Alabama, 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.

(Acts 1979, No. 79-165, p. 276, §1; Act 2000-710, p. 1506, §1.)