presumed consent

The assumption that a particular action would have been approved by a person or party if permission had been sought—e.g., consent to organ donation

presumed consent

Transplantation The assumption that a particular action would have been approved by a person or party if permission had been sought. See Cadaveric organ transplantation, Mandated choice, Organ brokerage, Transplantation. Cf Informed consent.
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'PRESUMED consent' poses a difficult emotional debate, but Governments that 'presume consent' can soon cross the line as to what they consider to be in the public interest and what they impose on their citizens.
Lord Wigley praises Welsh law of 'presumed consent' for organ donation: "Goodness knows there is plenty more that our National Assembly can and must deliver for Wales.
Opt-out organ donation systems are often called 'presumed consent' (WHO Bulletin 2015, http:dx.doi.org/10.2471).
There will be exceptions to the presumed consent system, including those aged under 18, individuals who lack the mental capacity to understand the changes and people who have not lived in England for at least 12 months before their death.
Now nearly four in 10 UK residents are registered but that total would rise if the law changed to presumed consent.
The law prescribes the so-called the presumed consent of the donor to transplant his organs and tissues after death for the medical treatment of another person, which in practice can also mean for the immediate rescue of one's life.
HAILED as a "bold step", Wales' presumed consent law aimed to revolutionise organ donation here.
WHY IS PRESUMED CONSENT (SOMETIMES) JUSTIFIABLE FOR
THERE are some questions we should be asking now that the organ donation Presumed Consent Law has received Royal Assent.
[9] Only 0.8% of present study group had an idea about Presumed consent and Required Request.
THE Welsh Assembly's draft bill on presumed consent for organ donation is published today.
DJ RADFORD Barry, Vale of Glamorgan ATTENDING an organ donation meeting in Newport Leisure Centre, I was amazed by the answer to my question: If all submissions are against presumed consent would the Welsh Assembly not go ahead with the legislation.