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(1)A medical reviewer may for the purposes of—
(a)reviewing a medical certificate of cause of death under section 8(1) or, as the case may be, section 11(2), or
(b)determining whether it is safe to cremate the body of a person who died outwith Scotland under section 18(2),
require any person who is able, in the opinion of the medical reviewer, to produce relevant documents (including health records) to do so.
(2)Where a requirement under subsection (1) is imposed by the medical reviewer, the person in question must be given a notice specifying—
(a)the documents or types of documents which the person is required to produce,
(b)the date by which the person is required to produce them, and
(c)the name of the deceased person in respect of whom they are required.
(3)For the purposes of this section, a person is to be taken to comply with a requirement to produce a document if that person produces a copy of, or an extract of the relevant part of, the document.
(4)In this section, references to the medical reviewer include references to the senior medical reviewer.
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