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National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)


Regulations Regarding the Rendering of Forensic Pathology Service, 2018

17. Unidentified body


(1) A body that has not been identified must be moved to a freezer within seven days of admission (after a set of fingerprints have been taken), and if such a body remains unidentified for 30 days and all prescribed steps to identify it have been followed, the local authority in which the body was found, must provide for a pauper burial of such a body.


(2) The Director-General may donate a body referred to in sub-regulation (1) or any part of that  body, to any authorised institution for any purpose contemplated in section 62(3) of the Act.