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2. Criteria for determining death

(1) For all purposes, a person has died when there has occurred either —
(a) irreversible cessation of circulation of blood and respiration in the body of the person; or
(b) total and irreversible cessation of all functions of the brain of the person.
(2) The determination of the irreversible cessation of circulation of blood and respiration in the body of a person shall be made in accordance with the ordinary standards of current medical practice.
(3) The determination of the total and irreversible cessation of all functions of the brain of a person shall, subject to subsection(4), be made in accordance with the prescribed criteria.
(4) The determination of the total and irreversible cessation of all functions of the brain of a person shall be certified in the prescribed form by 2 medical practitioners —
(a) at least one of whom has not been involved in the care or treatment of the person so certified; and
(b) who possess the prescribed postgraduate medical qualifications.
(5) The Board may, for the purposes of all laws or any specified enactment or subordinate legislation, make rules prescribing —
(a) the criteria for determining the total and irreversible cessation of all functions of the brain of a person referred to in subsections (1)(b) and (3); and
(b) the postgraduate medical qualifications and form of the death certificate for the purposes of subsection (4).
(6) Nothing in this section shall —
(a) affect the operation of any other enactment or subordinate legislation relating to the presumption of death;
(b) prevent the certification or determination of death in a case where the body of a person is not found or recovered.
(7) In this section, "medical practitioner" means an individual who is licensed to practise medicine in the Abu Dhabi Global Market or in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.