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September 2017

Contemporary Legal Updates to the Definition of Brain Death in Nevada

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York
JAMA Neurol. 2017;74(9):1031-1032. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.1636

Every state’s definition of death is based on the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA), which asserts “An individual who has sustained either irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, or irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brainstem, is dead. A determination of death must be made in accordance with accepted medical standards.”1

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