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Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006

Section 27 – Requirements for carrying out post-mortem examination

67.This section provides that a hospital post-mortem examination cannot be carried out unless it has been duly authorised in accordance with section 29, 30, 31, 32 or 33 and the further requirements in relation to post-mortem examination and removal and retention of organs under section 35 are satisfied.

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