Health Professions Act, 1974 (Act No. 56 of 1974)
Chapter V : General and Supplementary Provisions
56. Death of person undergoing procedure of therapeutic, diagnostic or palliative nature
[Section 56 heading substituted by section 48 of Act No. 29 of 2007]
The death of a person undergoing, or as a result of, a procedure of a therapeutic, diagnostic or palliative nature, or of which any aspect of such a procedure has been a contributory cause, shall not be deemed to be a death from natural causes as contemplated in the Inquest Act, 1959 (Act No. 58 of 1959), or the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1992 (Act No. 51 of 1992).
[Section 56 substituted by section 48 of Act No. 29 of 2007]