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Act 181 of 1953
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COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINERS

Act 181 of 1953

AN ACT relative to investigations in certain instances of the causes of death within this state due to violence, negligence or other act or omission of a criminal nature or to protect public health; to provide for the taking of statements from injured persons under certain circumstances; to abolish the office of coroner and to create the office of county medical examiner in certain counties; to prescribe the powers and duties of county medical examiners; to prescribe penalties for violations of the provisions of this act; and to prescribe a referendum thereon.


History: 1953, Act 181, Eff. Jan. 1, 1954 ;-- Am. 1969, Act 92, Imd. Eff. July 24, 1969


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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 52.201SectionCoroner; abolition of office; county medical examiner; appointment; terms; vacancies; civil service; qualifications; agreement among counties.
Section 52.201aSectionDeputy county medical examiner and medical examiner investigators; appointment; qualifications; approval; duties of investigator.
Section 52.201bSectionRepealed. 2002, Act 22, Imd. Eff. Mar. 4, 2002.
Section 52.201cSectionCounty medical examiner; powers and duties; establishment of elderly and vulnerable adult death review team.
Section 52.201dSectionDeputy county medical examiners; appointment in counties under civil service.
Section 52.201eSectionCounty medical examiner and deputies; compensation and expenses.
Section 52.201fSectionCounty medical examiner and deputies; removal.
Section 52.202SectionInvestigation by county medical examiner as to cause and manner of death; prisoners; medical records, papers, or documents; exemption from disclosure; definitions.
Section 52.203SectionNotice 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 52.204SectionViolent, unexpected or medically unattended deaths; removal of body, notice; violation of section, penalty.
Section 52.205SectionNotice 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 52.205aSectionSudden death, cause unknown, of child under age of 2 years; report; request for autopsy; notice of results; costs; rules.
Section 52.206SectionPrivate morgue; compensation.
Section 52.207SectionViolent, unexpected or medically unattended deaths; investigation by county medical examiner; inquest.
Section 52.208SectionViolent, unexpected or medically unattended deaths; personalty found on deceased's person, possession, inventory, disposition, use as evidence.
Section 52.209SectionBody 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 52.210SectionRemoval of body to crematory; permit from county medical examiner; violation of section, penalty.
Section 52.211SectionCounty medical examiner; records.
Section 52.212SectionCounty medical examiner and deputies; testimony, expenses.
Section 52.213SectionCoroner; transfer of powers and duties to county medical examiner, abolition of office; transfer of proceedings and records.
Section 52.213aSectionCoroner; transfer of powers and duties to county medical examiner, abolition of office; transfer of proceedings.
Section 52.213bSectionCoroner; transfer of records.
Section 52.213cSectionCounty health officer; designation as county medical examiner.
Section 52.214, 52.215SectionRepealed. 1969, Act 92, Imd. Eff. July 24, 1969.
Section 52.216SectionCoroners; completion of term after effective date of act.