2. Medical officers of law enforcement agencies; and

3. Members of the medical staff of accredited hospitals.

b. Autopsies shall be performed in the following cases:

1. Whenever required by special laws;

2. Upon orders of a competent court, a mayor and a provincial or city fiscal;

3. Upon written request of police authorities;

4. Whenever the Solicitor General, provincial or city fiscal as authorized by existing laws, shall deem it necessary disinter and take possession of remains for
examination to determine the cause of death; and

5. Whenever the nearest kin shall request in writing the authorities concerned to ascertain the cause of death.

c. Autopsies may be performed on patients who die in accredited hospitals subject to the following requirements:

1. The Director of the hospital shall notify the next of kin of the death of the deceased and request permission to perform an autopsy;

2. Administer city or municipal cemeteries;

3. Issue permits to inter, disinter or transfer remains;

4. Apply prescribed measures when cause of death is due to a dangerous communicable disease;

5. Keep records of death occurring within his area of jurisdiction; and

6. Authorize the delivery of unclaimed remains to medical schools and scientific institutions for purposes specified in this Chapter and in accordance with the rules
and regulations of the Department.

Sec. 101. Responsibility of Local Government. - Local governments shall:

a. Reserve appropriate tracts of land under their jurisdiction, for cemeteries subject to approval of regional Directors concerned;

b. Utilize judiciously grants, gifts, bequests of property or financial donations for the establishment or improvement of cemeteries;and

c. Close cemeteries under their jurisdiction subject to approval of the Regional Director.

Sec. 102. Penal Provisions. -

a. The Secretary or his duly authorized representative may revoke or suspend the license of an undertaker or embalmer who violates any provisions of this Chapter
or the rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary under this Chapter.

b. Any person who shall engage in the business of undertaking or embalming in violation of any provision of this Chapter shall be liable to a penalty of not more
than one thousand pesos for each violation.

c. Each day or any part thereof during which any prohibited business or practice is continued shall be deemed a separate violation and subject to the same penalty
prescribed in the preceding paragraph.

CHAPTER XXII - Final Provisions

Sec. 103. Penal Provisions. -

a. Unless otherwise provided in any Chapter or section in this Code, any person who shall violate, disobey, refuse, omit or neglect to comply with any of the rules
and regulations promulgated under this Code shall be guilty of misdemeanor and upon conviction shall b punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding six
months or by a fine of not exceeding one thousand pesos or both depending upon the discretion of the court.

b. Any person who shall interfere with or hinder, or oppose any officer, agent or member of the Department or of the Bureaus and offices under it, in the
performance of his duty as such under this Code, or shall tear down, mutilate, deface or alter any placard, or notice, affixed to the premises in the enforcement of
the Code, shall be guilty of misdemeanor and punishable upon conviction by imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or by a fine or not exceeding one
thousand pesos or both depending upon the discretion of the Court.

Sec. 104. Separability Clause. - In the event that any section, paragraph, sentence clause or word of this Code is declared invalid for any reason, other provisions
thereof shall not be affected thereby.

Sec. 105. Repealing Clause. - All laws, as will as pertinent rules and regulations thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Code are hereby
repealed or amended accordingly.

Sec. 106. Effectivity. - This Code is hereby made part of the law of the land and shall take effect immediately.


Done in the City of Manila, this 23rd day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-five.
Office Address :
819 Antonio
Maceda St
  Sampaloc, Manila
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