Search Legislation

The Anatomy (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

What Version

 Help about what version

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made).

Lawful possession

8.—(1) Paragraph (2) applies if a person, in expressing a request as mentioned in Article 6(1), has given permission for possession of parts (or any specified parts) of his body to be held after its anatomical examination is concluded.

(2) If the person lawfully in possession of the body after death has no reason to believe that the permission was withdrawn, he may, in giving authority under Article 6(2), give authority for possession to be held in accordance with the permission.

(3) Without prejudice to paragraph (2), the person lawfully in possession of a body may, in giving authority under Article 6(3), give authority for possession of parts (or any specified parts) of the body to be held after its anatomical examination is concluded if, having made such reasonable inquiry as may be practicable, he has no reason to believe—

(a)that the deceased, either in writing at any time or orally in the presence of 2 or more witnesses during his last illness, had expressed an objection to such possession being held, and had not withdrawn it, or

(b)that the surviving spouse or any surviving relative of the deceased objects to such possession being held.

(4) It is lawful by virtue of this Article to have possession of part of a body if possession is held in accordance with an authority given in pursuance of this Article.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources