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


Regulations regarding the rendering of Forensic Pathology Service, 2007

Admission of body


9. 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) an individual case file is opened for such body and a register number assigned; and
(c) such a body is provisionally identified either by name or register number contemplated in paragraph (b).


10. The person in charge of a designated facility to which a body has been admitted in accordance with regulation 9, must ensure that—
(a) a photograph of the face of the deceased is taken; and
(b) all fingerprints of the deceased are taken.