27 (1) Every person in charge of a conveyance arriving in Canada from a place outside Canada that is carrying the uncremated body of a person who has died elsewhere than on board the conveyance shall provide the quarantine officer at the quarantine station or quarantine area at the port of entry with an official certificate of cause of death issued by the local registrar of deaths, or a similar authority, at the place where the death occurred.
(2) No person shall take a conveyance described in subsection (1) through a quarantine station or quarantine area
(a) earlier than one year from the time of death, if the cause of death was smallpox;
(b) earlier than six months from the time of death, if the cause of death was cholera; or
(c) if the cause of death was plague, unless the body is accompanied by a certificate, signed by a person who is immediately responsible for the proper health measures in the place in which the death occurred, stating that the body is free from insect vectors of the disease.
(3) Where a body is removed from a conveyance described in subsection (1), a quarantine officer shall determine the proper method of disposal of the body and the cost of such disposal shall be a charge against the owner of the conveyance from which the body is removed.
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