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

      Section: 52:17B-88.4: Action by medical examiner for order authorizing autopsy or dissection

           Whenever, in the opinion of a medical examiner, there is a compelling public necessity in circumstances not provided for in paragraphs (1), (2), (3) and (4) of section 1 of this act to perform an autopsy or dissection; and a member of the deceased's immediate family or, in the absence thereof, a friend objects that the autopsy or dissection is contrary to religious beliefs of the deceased or there is an obvious reason to believe that the autopsy or dissection is contrary to the religious beliefs of the deceased, then the medical examiner may institute an action in the Superior Court for an order authorizing the autopsy or dissection. The action shall be instituted by an order to show cause on notice to the member of the deceased's immediate family or friend, or if none is known, then to such party as the court may direct.

L.1983, c. 535, s. 4.

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

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