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    12. Restrictions on removing body from place of death for anatomical examination

    In no case shall the body of a deceased person be removed for anatomical examination from any place where such person has died until after the expiration of 12 hours from the time of such person's decease, nor until after the expiration of 6 hours' notice to the Executive Director of the intended removal of the body, nor unless before the removal of the body

    (a) a certificate of cause of death has been provided under section 44 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998 in relation to the person by a medical practitioner other than one concerned in examining the body after the removal; or

    (b) a coroner has made findings as to how the death occurred and the cause of death,

    as is applicable to the case; and the certificate or the record of the coroner's findings shall be delivered together with the body to the person receiving the same for anatomical examination.

    [Section 12 amended by No. 28 of 1984 s. 5; No. 40 of 1998 s. 7(3).]

Note: This is not an authorised version. The only authorised version is the hardcopy (printed) version published under authority of the Government Printer, available from the State Law Publisher, 10 William St Perth W.A. 6000.