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    18. Removal of body parts unlawful in certain circumstances

    It shall be unlawful for any person to take or remove from a body of any deceased person any portion or specimen part thereof before such body is received into an authorised school of anatomy, or to take or remove, except for burial or cremation, any portion or specimen part of a body, from an authorised school of anatomy or to have in his possession, any portion or specimen part of a body which has been taken or removed in contravention of this section:

    Provided that this section shall not apply to a person

    (a) who holds a practice licence or is authorised by a person who holds a practice licence; and

    (b) who is approved in writing by the Executive Director,

    taking or removing a portion or specimen part of a body or having the same in his possession by and with the authority of an authorised school of anatomy for educational, scientific, or research purposes.

    [Section 18 amended by No. 28 of 1984 s. 5; No. 10 of 1998 s. 17(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.