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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

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70Section 69: health body authorised to make arrangements

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(1)This section applies where—

(a)a woman’s pregnancy is terminated after its 24th week by virtue of section 1(1)(b), (c) or (d) of the Abortion Act 1967, and

(b)an appropriate health body is authorised by virtue of section 69(2)(b) to make arrangements for the remains of the fetus to be buried or cremated.

(2)The appropriate health body—

(a)may make arrangements for the remains to be buried or cremated, and

(b)if by virtue of section 69(2)(b)(i) it is authorised to do so in a specified way, must do so in that way.

(3)The appropriate health body may make the arrangements—

(a)if the authorisation was given by virtue of section 69(2)(c)(i), as soon as practicable after the pregnancy is terminated,

(b)if the authorisation was given by virtue of section 69(2)(c)(ii) and not withdrawn before the expiry of the 7-day period, after the expiry of that period.

(4)In this section, “appropriate health body” and “7-day period” have the meanings given by section 69(5).

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