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


Regulations regarding the rendering of Forensic Pathology Service, 2007

Unidentified body


32. A body that has not been identified must be moved to a freezer within seven days of admission, and if such body remains unidentified for 30 days, the local municipality under whose jurisdiction the designated facility is, must provide for a pauper burial or cremation of such a body.


33. The Director-General may donate a body referred to in regulation 32 or any part of that body, to any institution for any purpose contemplated in section 62(3) of the Act.