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


Regulations regarding the rendering of Forensic Pathology Service, 2007

Removal and transportation of body


5. The Service is responsible for the handling and transporting of a body in a designated vehicle to a designated facility.


6. A person in charge of a health establishment where a person has been declared dead and the cause of death appears to be unnatural must immediately notify the South African Police Service and the Service of such death.


7. The Service may only remove a body from the scene of death or health establishment after the South African Police Service has given written authority for removal of such body by the Service.


(a) A body may only be removed from one designated facility to another after the written approval of the person in charge of the facility from where a body is being removed.
(b) The approval contemplated in paragraph (a) must be given after consultation with the South African Police Service.