National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)
Regulations regarding the rendering of Forensic Pathology Service, 2007
Medico Legal Investigation of Specific Categories of Unnatural Deaths
|(1)||In case of death or deaths associated with aircraft accidents, mass disasters and scuba- or other diving-related incidents, the South African Police Service must immediately notify the Chief Specialist: Forensic Pathologist of a province where such death or deaths occurred.|
|(2)||The post modem examination of the deaths contemplated in sub-regulation (1) must only be performed by a registered forensic pathologist, as designated by the Chief Specialist of such a province.|
|(3)||The investigation of specific categories of unnatural deaths must be managed in consultation with the Chief Specialist: Forensic Pathologist of the province where such death or deaths occurred.|
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