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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

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85Duty to keep register

(1)Each health authority must prepare and maintain a register containing—

(a)prescribed information about the burial or cremation, in pursuance of sections 69 to 84, of the remains of a fetus, and

(b)other prescribed information.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations—

(a)require a register kept under this section to be in a specified form and kept in a specified manner, or

(b)make such other provision relating to such a register as they consider appropriate.

(3)A register kept under this section must be kept indefinitely.

(4)In this section—

  • “health authority” means a Health Board or an independent health care service,

  • “specified” means specified in the regulations.

86Register under section 85: offence

(1)A health authority commits an offence if, without reasonable excuse, the authority contravenes section 85(1) by failing to prepare or maintain a register as required under that section.

(2)A health authority which commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(3)In this section, “health authority” means a Health Board or an independent health care service.

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