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2014 Regular Session



Health - Reporting of Death and Burial or Disposal of Body - Requirements and Penalties

Sponsored by:

Delegate Parrott


In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings and Finance

Synopsis:Requiring specified individuals who have personal knowledge of the death of another individual or who have personally discovered a body to provide specified notice of the death within 4 hours to a specified law enforcement officer; prohibiting an individual from burying or disposing of a body except in a specified manner; and establishing a penalty of imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both, for violation of the Act.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Parrott, Glass, Krebs, McDermott, and Serafini
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0580
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2014
Health and Government Operations   View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Public Health
Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Cemeteries
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Interstate Affairs
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
Medical Research
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc

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