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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Burial

    1. Burial grounds

      1. 1.Meaning of “burial ground”

      2. 2.Meaning of “burial authority”

      3. 3.Provision of burial ground: local authority

      4. 4.Provision of burial ground outwith local authority area

      5. 5.Joint provision of burial ground

      6. 6.Management of burial ground

      7. 7.Right to erect building

    2. Burial in burial ground

      1. 8.Application to carry out burial

      2. 9.Unauthorised burial: offences

      3. 10.Burial register

      4. 11.Burial register: offence

      5. 12.Right of burial

      6. 13.Duty to sell right of burial

      7. 14.Duration and extension of right of burial

      8. 15.Commonwealth War Graves Commission: right of burial

      9. 16.Right of burial: notification of pending extinguishment

      10. 17.Register of rights of burial

      11. 18.Registers under section 17: offence

      12. 19.Right to erect headstone

      13. 20.Fees for burials

      14. 21.Burial authority: code of practice

    3. Private burial

      1. 22.Private burial

      2. 23.Private burial register

      3. 24.Private burial: offences

      4. 25.Private burial register: offence

    4. Offence

      1. 26.Burial other than in burial ground: offence

    5. Exhumation

      1. 27.Exhumation of human remains

      2. 28.Exhumation application: offences

      3. 29.Appeal to sheriff

      4. 30.Exhumation register

      5. 31.Exhumation register: offence

    6. Lair: restoration to use

      1. 32.Restoration to use of lair: consultation

      2. 33.Notification: right-holder

      3. 34.Notification where right-holder cannot be found

      4. 35.Section 34: effect of objection

      5. 36.Extinguishment of right

      6. 37.Restoration to use

      7. 38.Restoration to use without extinguishment of right

      8. 39.Right-holder's right to object

      9. 40.Restoration to use on request of right-holder

      10. 41.Headstones

      11. 42.Register of restored lairs

      12. 43.Register of restored lairs: offence

      13. 44.Guidance

  3. PART 2 Cremation

    1. Cremation

      1. 45.Meaning of “cremation” and “ashes”

      2. 46.Provision of crematorium: local authority

      3. 47.Cremation authority: duties

      4. 48.Application for cremation

      5. 49.Section 48: offences

      6. 50.Requirements for carrying out cremation

    2. Handling of ashes

      1. 51.Duty of cremation authority before carrying out cremation

      2. 52.Duty of cremation authority following cremation

      3. 53.Failure to collect ashes

      4. 54.Power of funeral director in relation to ashes

      5. 55.Duties of cremation authority where ashes returned

      6. 56.Handling of ashes: regulations

    3. Register

      1. 57.Cremation register

      2. 58.Cremation register: offence

    4. Crematorium: further requirements

      1. 59.New crematorium: notice

      2. 60.Section 59: offences

      3. 61.Closure of crematorium

      4. 62.Section 61: offence

    5. Fees

      1. 63.Fees for cremation and other services

    6. Code of practice

      1. 64.Cremation authority: code of practice

  4. PART 3 Arrangements

    1. Adults and children

      1. 65.Arrangements on death of adult

      2. 66.Arrangements on death of child

      3. 67.Arrangements under sections 65 and 66

      4. 68.Sections 65 and 66: application to sheriff

    2. Pregnancy loss after 24 weeks

      1. 69.Arrangements on termination of pregnancy after 24 weeks

      2. 70.Section 69: health body authorised to make arrangements

      3. 71.Section 69: no arrangements

      4. 72.Duty of health body where still-birth likely to occur

      5. 73.Section 72: health body authorised to make arrangements

      6. 74.Arrangements on still-birth

      7. 75.Section 74: power of appropriate health body

      8. 76.Section 74: general power of appropriate health body

    3. Pregnancy loss on or before 24 weeks

      1. 77.Duty of health body where pregnancy loss likely to occur

      2. 78.Section 77: health body authorised to make arrangements

      3. 79.Arrangements on pregnancy loss on or before 24 weeks

      4. 80.Change in arrangements

      5. 81.Individual authorised to make arrangements

      6. 82.Duty to transfer remains

      7. 83.Appropriate health authority authorised to make arrangements

      8. 84.Duty of appropriate health authority

    4. Pregnancy losses: general

      1. 85.Duty to keep register

      2. 86.Register under section 85: offence

    5. Local authority functions

      1. 87.Burial or cremation: duty of local authority

      2. 88.Expenses of attending funeral

  5. PART 4 Inspection

    1. 89.Appointment of inspectors

    2. 90.Inspections: regulations

    3. 91.Powers of entry and inspection

    4. 92.Section 91: offences

    5. 93.Reports

  6. PART 5 Funeral directors

    1. 94.Funeral directors' businesses: licensing

    2. 95.Licensing scheme: regulations

    3. 96.Licence for funeral director's business: offences

    4. 97.Funeral director: code of practice

  7. PART 6 Miscellaneous

    1. Guidance on funeral costs

      1. 98.Guidance on funeral costs

    2. Powers to modify enactments

      1. 99.Power to extend application of Act

      2. 100.Power to suspend or modify certain enactments

    3. Acquisition of land

      1. 101.Acquisition of land

  8. PART 7 General

    1. 102.Information and registers to be kept in electronic form

    2. 103.Offences by bodies corporate etc.

    3. 104.Regulations: consultation requirements

    4. 105.Regulations under section 95(1): requirements

    5. 106.Regulations: parliamentary procedure

    6. 107.Interpretation

    7. 108.Ancillary provision

    8. 109.Minor and consequential amendments

    9. 110.Repeals

    10. 111.Crown application

    11. 112.Commencement

    12. 113.Short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968

        1. 1.In section 29 (power of local authority to defray expenses...

      2. Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

        1. 2.In the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008, in section...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REPEALS

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