Explanatory Notes

Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011

2011 asp 11

20 April 2011

Commentary on Sections

Duty to report suspicions of criminality

Section 16: Involvement of procurator fiscal

46.This section requires the medical reviewer or senior medical reviewer to report any suspicion of criminal activity to the procurator fiscal and follow any directions from the procurator fiscal after a suspicion has been reported.

47.The role of the procurator fiscal in Scotland is not altered by the establishment of the system of medical reviewer scrutiny.