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Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011

Disposal of bodies

Section 27: Still-birth declarations

63.Section 27 repeals paragraph (b) of section 21(2) of the 1965 Act (still-births). That paragraph provides for a declaration that the child was not born alive and that no medical practitioner or midwife was present. Such cases will in future be referred to the procurator fiscal.

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