National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)
Regulations Regarding the Rendering of Forensic Pathology Service, 2018
12. Additional evidence at post mortem examination
|(1)||Subject to any other law, an authorised medical practitioner may submit for examination, or cause to be submitted for examination, any tissue, fluid, object, or thing related to a body, to an appropriate institution, for purposes of establishing the cause and circumstance of a death of a person or for furthering the processes and administration of justice.|
|(2)||Any party must, when requested by an authorised medical practitioner, provide full and appropriate information without delay pertaining to circumstances of death, including relevant medical records and or history.|
|(3)||The authorised medical practitioner has the authority to decide to dissect a body, remove or cause to be removed, any part, organ or contents of a body for the purpose 9f determining the cause, manner and circumstance of death.|
|(4)||The forensic pathologist in charge of the Service in that area may direct the attending authorised medical practitioner, to perform the post mortem examination in a manner which is appropriate to the case.|
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