10. Anatomical examination of body as directed by deceased

    Subject to this Act if any person, either in writing at any time during his life or verbally in the presence of 2 or more witnesses during the illness whereof he dies, directs that his body after death be examined anatomically, or nominates any person under this Act authorised to practise anatomy to make such examination at some authorised school of anatomy, and if before the interment or cremation of the body of such person such direction or nomination is made known to the person having lawful possession of the dead body, then such last mentioned person shall direct such examination to be made, and in case of any such nomination as aforesaid shall request and permit any person so authorised and nominated as aforesaid to make such examination, unless the senior next of kin of the deceased person requires the body to be interred or cremated without such examination.

    [Section 10 amended by No. 28 of 2003 s. 7.]

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.