L-0.2, r. 1 - Regulation respecting the application of the Act respecting medical laboratories and organ and tissue conservation

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51. Every human body that must be exposed during more than 24 hours or whose exposure commences more than 18 hours after the time of death must be embalmed.
However, the body of a person who died of smallpox, plague or cholera may not be embalmed. It must be incinerated without delay or immediately enclosed in an impervious and hermetically sealed coffin for burial.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. P-35, r. 1, s. 51; O.C. 975-83, s. 12.