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Medical practitioners for post-mortem examinationsN.I.

11.—(1) The Secretary of State may—

(a)employ registered medical practitioners, or

(b)enter into arrangements with a registered medical practitioner, other than a practitioner employed under sub-paragraph ( a), for the provision of that practitioner's services,

to conduct post-mortem examinations or analyses in connection with any death which may be the subject of an inquest held by a coroner.

(2) The Secretary of State may pay—

(a)to a registered medical practitioner employed under paragraph (1)( a), such remuneration and pensions,

(b)to a registered medical practitioner whose services are provided under an arrangement under paragraph (1)( b), such fees or allowances,

(c)to any person assisting at, or rendering assistance in connection with, post-mortem examinations, such fees or allowances,

as, with the consent of the [F1Department of Finance and Personnel], he may determine.

(3) The Secretary of State may by rules regulate the practice and procedure to be adopted by registered medical practitioners and others in connection with post-mortem examinations or analyses which are conducted in connection with any death which may be the subject of an inquest held by a coroner and, without prejudice to the generality of this provision, may provide for the manner in which such examinations and analyses are to be conducted and for the preparation of reports upon such examinations and analyses.

(4) Rules made under paragraph (3) shall be subject to [F2negative resolution].

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