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

      Section: 52:17B-86: Investigation of deaths; causes

           An investigation shall be conducted in the manner hereinafter described in the case of all human deaths from the following causes:

a. Violent deaths, whether apparently homicidal, suicidal or accidental, including but not limited to death due to thermal, chemical, electrical or radiation injury and deaths due to criminal abortion, whether apparently self-induced or not;

b. Deaths not caused by readily recognizable disease, disability or infirmity;

c. Deaths under suspicious or unusual circumstances;

d. Deaths within 24 hours after admission to a hospital or institution;

e. Deaths of inmates of prisons;

f. Deaths of inmates of institutions maintained in whole or in part at the expense of the State or county, where the inmate was not hospitalized therein for organic disease;

g. Deaths from causes which might constitute a threat to public health;

h. Deaths related to disease resulting from employment or to accident while employed; and

i. Sudden or unexpected deaths of infants and children under 3 years of age and fetal deaths occurring without medical attendance.

L.1967, c. 234, s. 9, eff. Jan. 1, 1968. Amended by L.1980, c. 167, s. 1, eff. Dec. 11, 1980.

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

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