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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 82 – Duty to transfer remains

218.This section provides that where a woman chooses to make her own arrangements for the burial or cremation of the remains of a pregnancy loss, the health authority must give the remains to the woman. Where the woman authorises another person to make arrangements and that person wishes to make his or her own arrangements, the health authority must give the remains to that person. Subsection (5) provides that “appropriate health authority” has the same definition as in section 79(9).

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