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Act 181 of 1953
- COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS (52.201 - 52.216)
Section 52.201 ‑
Coroner; abolition of office; county medical examiner; appointment; terms; vacancies; civil service; qualifications; agreement among counties.
Section 52.201a ‑
Deputy county medical examiner and medical examiner investigators; appointment; qualifications; approval; duties of investigator.
Section 52.201c ‑
County medical examiner; powers and duties; establishment of elderly and vulnerable adult death review team.
Section 52.201d ‑
Deputy county medical examiners; appointment in counties under civil service.
Section 52.201e ‑
County medical examiner and deputies; compensation and expenses.
Section 52.202 ‑
Investigation by county medical examiner as to cause and manner of death; prisoners; medical records, papers, or documents; exemption from disclosure; definitions.
Section 52.203 ‑
Notice to county medical examiner by physician or individual with knowledge of certain deaths; knowledge that 2 or more individuals involved were same age, sex, height, weight, hair color, eye color, and race; notice not required; review by elderly and vulnerable adult death review team; disclosure.
Section 52.204 ‑
Violent, unexpected or medically unattended deaths; removal of body, notice; violation of section, penalty.
Section 52.205 ‑
Notice of body; manner of death; removal of body to morgue; investigation; designation and duties of medical examiner investigator; list of investigators and qualifications; autopsy; ascertaining identity of decedent and notifying next of kin; impossible identification or knowledge that 2 individuals share same attributes; records; disposition of body; retention of portion of body.
Section 52.205a ‑
Sudden death, cause unknown, of child under age of 2 years; report; request for autopsy; notice of results; costs; rules.
Section 52.207 ‑
Violent, unexpected or medically unattended deaths; investigation by county medical examiner; inquest.
Section 52.208 ‑
Violent, unexpected or medically unattended deaths; personalty found on deceased's person, possession, inventory, disposition, use as evidence.
Section 52.209 ‑
Body determined suitable for donation; agreement; release of information; conduct of examination within certain time period; section to be known as "Kyle Ray Horning's law."
Section 52.210 ‑
Removal of body to crematory; permit from county medical examiner; violation of section, penalty.
Section 52.212 ‑
County medical examiner and deputies; testimony, expenses.
Section 52.213 ‑
Coroner; transfer of powers and duties to county medical examiner, abolition of office; transfer of proceedings and records.
Section 52.213a ‑
Coroner; transfer of powers and duties to county medical examiner, abolition of office; transfer of proceedings.
Section 52.213c ‑
County health officer; designation as county medical examiner.
Section 52.216 ‑
Coroners; completion of term after effective date of act.