Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 4
Office of State Medical Examiners

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-4-16

§ 23-4-16. Uniform determination of death.

A person who has sustained either: (1) irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, or (2) irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem, is dead. A determination of death must be made in accordance with accepted medical standards.

History of Section.
P.L. 1982, ch. 411, § 1.