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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 45, PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 9: State Board of Medical Examiners; advisory committee.
Section: 45:9-49: Delivery to and use by associations of certain unclaimed bodies for advancement of medical and surgical science
When an association shall be formed or organized under this article in any county, all public officers, agents and servants of the county, or of any municipality, and of every almshouse, prison, morgue, hospital or other public institution in such county, having charge or control over dead human bodies required to be buried at the public expense, are hereby required to notify the president or other head officer of such association, or such person as may from time to time be designated by it as its duly authorized officer or agent, whenever any such body comes to his or their possession or control, and shall, if such association or its duly authorized officers or agents request it, without fee or reward, deliver such body, and permit such association and its duly authorized officers or agents, who may comply with the provisions of this article, to take and remove all such bodies, to be used within this state for the advancement of medical and surgical science. No such notice need be given, nor shall any such body be delivered, if any person claiming to be, and satisfying the authorities in charge of said body that he is of kindred or is related by marriage to the deceased, shall claim said body for burial, but it shall be surrendered for interment; nor shall the notice be given or body delivered if the deceased person was a traveler who died suddenly, in which case said body shall be buried.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:54.
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