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Public Health Regulation 2012
Current version for 19 July 2019 to date (accessed 21 October 2019 at 13:08)
65 Transporting bodies
(1) A person must not use, or agree to the use of, a vehicle (other than a hearse or body collection vehicle) for transporting a body that the person has reason to believe is infected with a prescribed infectious disease without informing the owner or driver of the vehicle that the body is so infected.(2) A funeral director must, before despatching a body by a carrier other than a funeral director or the operator of a mortuary transport service:(a) if the funeral director has reason to believe the body is infected with a prescribed infectious disease—ensure that the bag or wrapping in which the body is placed is clearly and indelibly marked with the words “PRESCRIBED INFECTIOUS DISEASE—HANDLE WITH CARE”, and(b) enclose the body in a watertight coffin.Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.