Commentary

3.4 Anatomical examination

BURIAL AND CREMATION vol 6(1)
| Commentary

3.4 Anatomical examination

| Commentary

3.4 Anatomical examination

The use of the body of a deceased person for the purpose of anatomical examination is lawful if done:

  1. 3.4.1

        with the appropriate consent1; and

  2. 3.4.2

        after the death of the person has been registered2.

Consent must be given in writing by the deceased during their lifetime3. There is no provision for the decision to be made by representatives appointed by the deceased, or by a qualifying relative, as would be the case with a decision to donate the body of the deceased for organ transplantation or for medical research. A

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