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The Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2015

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 115 (C. 24)

Public Health

The Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2015

Made

11th March 2015

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

13th March 2015

Coming into force

25th March 2015

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 32(3) and (4)(b) of the Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011(1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2015 and comes into force on 25th March 2015.

(2) In this Order, “the Act” means the Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011.

Appointed days

2.  The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the Schedule (the subject matter of which is described in column 2 of the Schedule) is 25th March 2015, but only for the purposes specified in column 3 of the Schedule.

3.  The day appointed for the coming into force of the Act, insofar as not already in force, is 13th May 2015.

MAUREEN WATT

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

11th March 2015

Article 2

SCHEDULE

Column 1

Provisions of the Act

Column 2

Subject Matter

Column 3

Purpose

Section 4(8)Application for review of certificate by interested personOnly for the purpose of enabling regulations to be made
Section 18(4)Medical reviewers to authorise cremationOnly for the purpose of enabling regulations to be made
Section 19(4)Post-mortem examination of person who died outwith United KingdomOnly for the purpose of enabling regulations to be made
Section 25Prohibition on disposal of body without authorisationOnly for the purpose of enabling regulations to be made under section 27A(2) of the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965(2)

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 25th March 2015 sections 4(8), 18(4), 19(4), 24(3) and 25 of the Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011 (“the Act”), for the limited purpose of enabling regulations to be made. To the extent that it is not already in force, the Act is brought into force for all purposes on 13th May 2015.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The Bill for the Act received Royal Assent on 20th April 2011. Sections 28, 29 and 32 came into force the following day. The provisions of the Act commenced by earlier commencement order are detailed in the table below.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.S.I. No.
Section 1(1) (partially) for purposes relating to medical reviewers’ functions8th June 20132013/159
Section 1(2) (partially) for purposes relating to medical reviewers’ functions
Section 1(3) and Schedule 1
Section 20
Section 21 (partially) for purposes relating to medical reviewers’ functions
Section 22 (partially) for purposes relating to medical reviewers’ functions
Section 26
Section 27
Section 31

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