PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.2836 Disposal of fetal remains.
(1) All fetal remains resulting from abortions shall be disposed of by interment or cremation as those terms are defined in section 2 of the cemetery regulation act, 1968 PA 251, MCL 456.522, or by incineration by a person other than a cemetery registered under the cemetery regulation act, 1968 PA 251, MCL 456.521 to 456.543. Unless the mother has provided written consent for research on the fetal remains under section 2688, a physician who performs an abortion shall arrange for the final disposition of the fetal remains resulting from the abortion. Disposal of fetal remains resulting from an abortion may occur without the supervision of a funeral director.
(2) This section does not require a physician to discuss the final disposition of the fetal remains with the mother before performing the abortion, nor does it require a physician to obtain authorization from the mother for the final disposition of the fetal remains upon completion of the abortion.
History: Add. 2012, Act 499, Eff. Mar. 31, 2013
Popular Name: Act 368
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