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Preparing Scotland: Scottish Guidance on Preparing for Emergencies: Guidance on Dealing with Mass Fatalities in Scotland

DescriptionGuidance on dealing with mass fatalities in Scotland. This document is part of Section 5 of "Preparing Scotland: Scottish Guidance on Preparing for Emergencies".
ISBN978-0-7559-8122
Official Print Publication DateSeptember 2009
Website Publication DateSeptember 15, 2009

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Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. INTRODUCTION
2.1 Types of mass fatality emergencies: intensive and extensive
2.2 Business continuity management and reserve capacity
2.3 Principles and priorities
2.4 Communications with the public

3. EXTENSIVE EMERGENCIES - REQUIRING LITTLE OR NO FORENSIC PATHOLOGY
3.1 Interest from Procurator Fiscal
3.2 Pandemic influenza
3.3 Recommendations for different ways of working
3.4 Coordination and joint working

4. INTENSIVE EMERGENCIES - REQUIRING CRIMINAL OR OTHER INVESTIGATIONS
4.1 Counter-terrorism and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and exposives ( CT & CBRNE) emergencies
4.2 Implications for planners of criminal investigations of mass fatality emergencies
4.3 National Emergency Mortuary Arrangements ( NEMA)
4.4 Coordination of response

5. LEGISLATION AND DOCUMENTATION
5.1 Derogation of legislation
5.2 Certification of death
5.3 Registration of death
5.4 Cremation certification

6. TRAINING AND EXERCISING

7. APPENDICES
7.1 Appendix: Information sources and guidance
7.2 Appendix: Principal legislation applying to deaths in Scotland
7.3 Appendix: Certification and registration of deaths in Scotland
7.4 Appendix: Cremation requirements in Scotland
7.5 Appendix: Health, welfare and spiritual aspects of a mass fatalities emergency