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
Lewis A. Contemporary Legal Updates to the Definition of Brain Death in Nevada. JAMA Neurol. 2017;74(9):1031–1032. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.1636
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