PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.2803 Definitions; A to F.
(1) "Abortion" means that term as defined in section 17015.
(2) "Dead body" means a human body or fetus, or a part of a dead human body or fetus, in a condition from which it may reasonably be concluded that death has occurred.
(3) "Fetal death" means the death of a fetus that has completed at least 20 weeks of gestation or weighs at least 400 grams. Fetal death includes a stillbirth. The definition shall conform in all other respects as closely as possible to the definition recommended by the federal agency responsible for vital statistics.
(4) "Fetal remains" means a dead fetus or part of a dead fetus that has completed at least 10 weeks of gestation or has reached the stage of development that, upon visual inspection of the fetus or part of the fetus, the head, torso, or extremities appear to be supported by skeletal or cartilaginous structures. Fetal remains do not include the umbilical cord or placenta.
(5) "File" means to present a certificate, report, or other record to the local registrar for registration by the state registrar.
(6) "Final disposition" means the burial, cremation, interment, or other legal disposition of a dead body or fetal remains.
History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978
Am. 2002, Act 562, Imd. Eff. Oct. 1, 2002
Am. 2012, Act 499, Eff. Mar. 31, 2013
Popular Name: Act 368
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