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Public Health Regulation 2012
Current version for 19 July 2019 to date (accessed 19 October 2019 at 17:40)
Part 8 Division 2 Clause 51
51   Facilities of body preparation rooms
(1)  Unless otherwise approved by the Secretary, generally or in a particular case, a person must not use a body preparation room unless it has the following:
(a)  a vehicle reception area adjacent to it and so designed that the transfer of uncoffined bodies from area to room and room to area is screened from public view,
(b)  at least one hand basin, with an adequate supply of hot and cold water and fitted with elbow operated, foot operated or hands-free taps,
(c)  sufficient slabs, tables and other fittings for the preparation of bodies for burial or cremation constructed of smooth impervious material and designed to facilitate draining and their cleaning,
(d)  refrigerated body storage facilities big enough for 2 adult bodies,
(e)  one or more impervious containers, each fitted with an elbow operated or foot operated close-fitting cover or lid, for the reception and storage of all solid wastes arising from the preparation of bodies and for the reception and storage of all screenings from floor drains.
(2)  A person must not use the refrigerated body storage facilities in a body preparation room or holding room except to store bodies.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.