ESTATES AND PROTECTED INDIVIDUALS CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 386 of 1998
700.3981 Delivery of cash not exceeding $500 and decedent's wearing apparel.
A hospital, convalescent or nursing home, morgue, or law enforcement agency holding $500.00 or less and wearing apparel of a decedent may deliver the money and wearing apparel to an individual furnishing identification and a sworn statement that the individual is the decedent's spouse, child, or parent and that there is no application or petition pending for administration of the decedent's estate. The hospital, home, morgue, or law enforcement agency making the delivery is released to the same extent as if delivery were made to a legally qualified personal representative of the decedent's estate and is not required to see to the property's disposition. The individual to whom delivery is made is answerable for the property to a person with a prior right and accountable to a personal representative of the decedent's estate appointed after the delivery.
History: 1998, Act 386, Eff. Apr. 1, 2000
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