Health Act, 1947

Burial by health authority of body of person dying from infectious disease.

39.—Where a person suffering from an infectious disease dies in an institution and such person was admitted to or maintained in such institution by or on the application of or at the cost of a health authority, that authority may either—

(a) arrange and pay for the removal of the body of such person to and the burial of such body in some burial ground near a place in the functional area of such health authority where such person was resident or lodging immediately before his admission to such institution; or

(b) contribute to the cost of the removal of such body to some other burial ground a sum not greater than the amount which such authority would be permitted to expend under paragraph (a) of this section.