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


Regulations regarding the rendering of Forensic Pathology Service, 2007

Identification of body


28. A body must only be identified by a spouse, partner, major child, parent, guardian, major brother, major sister, care-giver or any person with personal knowledge of the deceased and is in possession of such deceased person's authentic identification document.


29. The personal effects of the deceased must be handed to the person contemplated in regulation 28 if the authorised person who conducted the post mortem examination and the Investigating Officer are satisfied that such personal effects are not required as evidence.