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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 52, STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS

    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-88.2: Dissection or autopsy; contrary to decedents' religious beliefs

          Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no dissection or autopsy shall be performed, in the absence of a compelling public necessity, over the objection of a member of the deceased's immediate family or in the absence thereof, a friend of the deceased that the procedure is contrary to the religious beliefs of the decedent or if there is an obvious reason to believe that a dissection or autopsy is contrary to the decedent's religious beliefs.

L.1983, c. 535, s. 2.

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