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


Regulations regarding the rendering of Forensic Pathology Service, 2007

Additional evidence at post mortem examination


19. Subject to any other law, an authorised person may submit for examination, or cause to be submitted for examination, any tissue, fluid, object, or thing related to a body, to an authorised institution, for purposes of establishing the cause and circumstance of a death of a person or for furthering the administration of the processes and administration of justice.


20. An authorised person is the only person who has the authority to decide to dissect a body, remove or cause to be removed, any part, organ or contents of a body for a special investigation.