Commentary

1 Duty to dispose of dead body

BURIAL AND CREMATION vol 6(1)
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1 Duty to dispose of dead body

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Commentary

A: DISPOSAL OF DEAD BODIES

1 Duty to dispose of dead body

The duty to dispose of a dead body lies primarily with the personal representatives of the deceased, at least where there are sufficient assets available1. The duty may also fall on the parent of a deceased child if the parent has sufficient means2, or on the householder on whose premises the body lies3. Hospital authorities appear to be liable at common law as the person on whose premises the body lies, but in practice administrative arrangements are often made by which the duty is carried out on their

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