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The Anatomy (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Examination and disposal of bodies and parts of bodies

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6.  A section 3(2) licence holder shall ensure that–

(a)as soon as practicable after an anatomical specimen is received at the place where anatomical examination is to take place the anatomical specimen is subject to a suitable process for its preservation;

(b)an anatomical specimen is held in possession only for such period as an adequate state of preservation of the anatomical specimen is maintained;

(c)all anatomical specimens in the licence holder’s possession are stored in an orderly and hygienic manner in suitably designed rooms equipped with adequate facilities for regulating temperatures;

(d)where an anatomical examination is carried out by a person who is authorised to carry out the examination by virtue of section 3(3)(b) of the Act(1)(“the authorised person”), the authorised person is adequately supervised by a person who is licensed under section 3(2)(a) of the Act unless the authorised person is sufficiently qualified and trained to carry out anatomical examinations in an orderly and efficient manner without such supervision; and

(e)after anatomical examination of a body has been concluded its disposal shall, so far as practicable, be in accordance with any wishes expressed by the deceased or any surviving spouse, civil partner or surviving relative of the deceased and that separated parts of the body, other than those parts which are held in possession by virtue of section 6 of the Act, are, so far as practicable, disposed of with the body from which they were removed.

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Section 3(3)(b) of the Act was amended by the 2006 Act, section 53(4).

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