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The Anatomy Regulations 1988

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Records relating to anatomical examinations and anatomical specimens

2.—(1) A person to whom a licence has been granted under section 3(2) of the Act shall compile records in a permanent form in relation to each anatomical specimen which is in his possession or in the possession of another person to whom he has given permission to have possession of the anatomical specimen which records shall contain the particulars specified in paragraph (2) of this regulation and shall keep the records in the premises on which the examination of the anatomical specimen is carried out at all times available for inspection by an inspector duly authorised under the Act.

(2) The particulars referred to in paragraph (1) of this regulation are as follows:—

(a)the full names and sex of the deceased person whose body is used for anatomical examination, his date of death, his age at the time of death and the cause of death;

(b)the date and time at which the body is received by him at the premises where the anatomical examination is to be carried out;

(c)whether authority for the anatomical examination of the body was given in pursuance of subsection (2) or (3) of section 4 of the Act and the name and address of the person lawfully in possession of the body who authorised the use of the body in accordance with subsection (2) or (3) of that section, as the case may be;

(d)the name and address of any person to whom he has given permission under section 3(4)(b) of the Act to have possession of the body or any separated part of the body who retains possession of the body or such separated part for a period exceeding one month;

(e)particulars of any wishes expressed by the deceased person or the surviving spouse or any surviving relative of that person in relation to the disposal of the body after the anatomical examination has been concluded;

(f)the date and method of disposal of the body after the anatomical examination has been concluded.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4) of this regulation, a person to whom a licence has been granted under section 3(2) of the Act shall retain records compiled in accordance with paragraph (1) above for a period of 5 years beginning with the date of disposal of the body.

(4) Where a person to whom a licence has been granted under section 3(2)(a) of the Act is licensed under section 5(5) of the Act to have possession of parts of the body and retains parts after the body has been disposed of he shall retain such records compiled in accordance with paragraph (1) of this regulation as are required for the purposes of regulation 3(1) of these Regulations for the period specified in regulation 3(3) of these Regulations.

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