9. Authority to permit anatomical examination of bodies in certain cases

    Subject to this Act it shall be lawful for any executor or other person having lawful possession of the body of any deceased person, and not being an undertaker or other person entrusted with the body for the purpose only of interment or cremation, to permit the body of such deceased person to undergo anatomical examination at some authorised school of anatomy, unless to the knowledge of such executor or other person the deceased person has expressed his desire, either in writing at any time during his life or verbally in the presence of 2 or more witnesses during the illness whereof he died, that his body after death might not undergo such examination, or unless the senior next of kin of the deceased person requires the body to be interred or cremated without such examination.

    [Section 9 amended by No. 28 of 2003 s. 6.]

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.