Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

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The Office of Chief Medical Examiner is responsible for investigating the cause and manner of death in violent, unexplained or suspicious deaths.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 6 S. 184 Medicolegal investigation commission
MGL C. 38 S. 1-15 Medical Examiner and inquests


505 CMR 1.0 Disclosure of Autopsy Reports
505 CMR 2.0 Release of Unclaimed or Unidentified Bodies
505 CMR 3.0 Storage and Disposal of Biological Materials
505 CMR 4.0 Cremations

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