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The Anatomy (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

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Control of examinations and possession

4.—(1) No person shall carry out an anatomical examination unless—

(a)he carries it out on premises which at the time of the examination are licensed under Article 5(1),

(b)he is authorised to carry it out under Article 5(3),

(c)at the time the examination is carried out it is lawful by virtue of Article 6, and

(d)death has been registered, in the case of the body concerned, under Article 21(1) of the Births and Deaths Registration (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(1).

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), no person shall have an anatomical specimen in his possession unless—

(a)he is authorised to have possession under Article 5(4),

(b)anatomical examination of the specimen is at the time concerned lawful by virtue of Article 6, and

(c)a certificate of cause of death has been signed, in the case of the body concerned, in accordance with Article 25(2) of that Order of 1976.

(3) Paragraph (2) does not apply where a person came into lawful possession of a body immediately after death and retained possession prior to its removal to the place where anatomical examination is to take place.

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