Legislation Norway


  • A law concerning organ donation exists.
  • A distinction is made between the eye and the cornea: the eye as an organ, the cornea as tissue.
  • Organ and tissue donation may only proceed when informed consent from donor and/or the next of kin is obtained.


Cornea banking:

  • Eye banks need to be certified by The Norwegian Directorate of Health.
  • An inspection system of eye banks exists; The Norwegian Board of Health Supervision conducts inspections.
  • An annual rapport has to be sent to The Norwegian Directorate of Health and to the Norwegian Board of Health Supervision.

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