Laws governing OCME

October 5, 2021

Sections

Code

Section

Title

Civil Procedure

129

Photographs, etc., taken in the course of post mortem examination or autopsy; prohibition against reproduction

or dissemination; exceptions; personal liability of coroner

Government

24000

Enumeration of county officers

Government

24010

Medical Examiner; abolition of office

Government

27460

Interment of body

Government

27461

Sale of personalty of deceased to pay burial proceedings

Government

27463

Coroner’s register, requisites

Government

27463.5

Official file in lieu of coroner’s register

Government

27464

Delivery of document directing disposal of property and

remains of deceased; filing of copy; delivery of original

Government

27465

Delivery of personalty of deceased to representatives

Government

27471

Locating family; embalming; fee

Government

27491

Classification of deaths requiring inquiry; determination of cause; signature of death certificate; exhumation;

notice to coroner of cause of death

Government

27491.2

Examination and identification of body; inquiry into cause

of death; disposition of body; violations

Government

27491.4

Sudden infant death syndrome; preservation of medical

findings; effect of anatomical gift

Government

27491.41

Sudden infant death syndrome; autopsy; development of

protocol; liability

Government

27491.44

Implementation of Anatomical Gift Act; human organs; removal and disposition; identification of donors;

informing next of kin to donate

Government

27491.45

Retention of body parts for investigation and training; removal of body parts for transplant or therapeutic or

scientific purposes

Government

27491.5

Cause of death appearing on certificate; conformity with

findings; determination without autopsy

Government

27521

Postmortem examination or autopsy of unidentified body or human remains; exhumation of deteriorated or decomposed body or remains; procedures for postmortem examination or autopsy; final report of

investigation; collection of retention of tissue and bone samples prior to cremation or burial of unidentified body or remains; procedures for autopsy or postmortem

examination with aid of dental examination

Government

27522

Forensic autopsy; licensed physician and surgeon required, determination of manner of death; notice to person present in autopsy suite; persons permitted in

autopsy suite; availability of additional information

Government

27530

Authority of deputy if coroner absent

Health and

Safety

7100

Right to control disposition of remains; duty and liability

for interment; devolution; prior directions of decedent

Health and

Safety

7104

Interment or disposition of remains by coroner;

jurisdiction; costs

Health and

Safety

7104.1

Interment of remains by coroner; recovery of expenses

SF

Administrative

Code

2A.250

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Public Records

Act requests

 

Consult with Division Manager to ensure compliance with

state and local disclosure requirements

 

This list shall be updated from time to time by the office and can be found in the office network shared drive in the “OCME laws that govern OCME” folder.

 

 

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