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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

Section 88 Provision of mortuaries by health boards

178.This section requires each health board to provide or ensure the provision for its area of the premises and facilities it considers appropriate for the reception and temporary storage of the bodies of persons who die in a hospital in the board’s area or who die elsewhere and whose bodies are brought to such a hospital and for the post-mortem examination of such bodies.

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