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Body Bag

Body Bag.

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Bodies must only be transported in body bags or other approved covering. For New South Wales, the specifications for a body bag are listed in the Public Health (Disposal of bodies) Regulations, 2002. Additional precautions must be taken when the person has died from one of the infectious diseases listed in the Regulations. Although not specified in the Regulations, a body can presumably be transported to its final destination in a coffin rather than a body bag.

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