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


Regulations Regarding the Rendering of Forensic Pathology Service, 2018

8. Admission of body


(1)        The Service may not admit a body to a designated facility unless—

(a) such body is certified dead or it is in such a state that it is accepted with certainty that the person is dead;
(b) a SAPS CAS number is assigned to the case;
(c) an individual facility case file is opened for such body and a register number assigned; and
(d) such a body is provisionally identified either by name or register number contemplated in paragraph (c).


(2) The person in charge of a designated facility to which a body has been admitted in accordance with sub-regulation (1), must ensure that—
(a) a clear photograph of the face of the deceased, or remains as may be appropriate, is taken; and
(b) all fingerprints (where it is possible) of unidentified deceased are taken within seven days.