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


Regulations regarding the rendering of Forensic Pathology Service, 2007

Practitioners authorised to conduct post mortem examination


16. A post mortem examination must only be performed by an authorised person who has been appointed by the Head of Department for this purpose.


17. An authorised person may consult with other qualified professionals and request such professionals to participate in the post mortem examination and contribute to the further examination of such a body.


18. A student or trainee personnel in forensic pathology may participate in a post mortem examination, but only under the direct guidance and supervision of an authorised person.