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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-89: Report of death required; violation.
12. Any person who may become aware of any death by criminal violence, by accident or suicide, or in any suspicious or unusual manner, shall report that death to the office of county medical examiner, the office of State Medical Examiner, or to the police department of the municipality in which the person died.
Any person who shall willfully neglect or refuse to report the death, or who, without an order from the office of county medical examiner or the office of State Medical Examiner, shall willfully touch, remove, or disturb the body of the person, or touch, remove or disturb the clothing upon or near the body, is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.
L.1967, c.234, s.12; amended 2011, c.174, s.1.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.
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