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

      Section: 52:17B-90: Co-operation in investigation and autopsy

           a. All law enforcement officers, county prosecutors and other officials shall co-operate fully with the offices of the State Medical Examiner and of the county medical examiners in making the investigations and conducting the autopsies herein provided. Such officials and all physicians, funeral directors, embalmers and other persons shall assist in making dead bodies and related evidence available to such medical examiners for investigations and autopsies.

In cases of apparent homicide or suicide, or of accidental death the cause of which is obscure, the scene of the event shall not be disturbed until authorization by the medical examiner in charge is given.

b. Any physician, funeral director embalmer or other person who willfully fails to comply with this section or with section 10 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

L.1967, c. 234, s. 13, eff. Jan. 1, 1968.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.

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