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

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71. No additional sanitary restriction shall apply with respect to the exposure, transport, funeral, interment or cremation of the body of a person who died from one of the diseases contemplated in sections 1 and 2 of Minister’s Regulation under the Public Health Act (chapter S-2.2, r. 2) other than smallpox, plague or cholera, provided such body be embalmed.
However, if the body has not been embalmed:
(a)  the natural orifices of the body must be obturated with absorbent cotton saturated with a disinfectant solution;
(b)  the body must be washed with a liquid disinfectant and immediately enclosed in a sealed coffin; such coffin may, however, have a window;
(c)  the transport of the body may be effected only with the authorization of the public health director of the region or the director of professional services of the institution operating the nearest hospital centre;
(d)  interment or cremation must take place within 36 hours after the time of death; and
(e)  the body must not be placed in a public vault.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. P-35, r. 1, s. 71.