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§ 938. Types of deaths to be investigated--Autopsies

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 37. Medicolegal Investigations
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 938
§ 938. Types of deaths to be investigated--Autopsies
A. All human deaths of the types listed herein shall be investigated as provided by law:
1. Violent deaths, whether apparently homicidal, suicidal, or accidental;
2. Deaths under suspicious, unusual or unnatural circumstances;
3. Deaths related to disease which might constitute a threat to public health;
4. Deaths unattended by a licensed physician for a fatal or potentially-fatal illness;
5. Deaths that are medically unexpected and that occur in the course of a therapeutic procedure;
6. Deaths of any persons detained or occurring in custody of penal incarceration; and
7. Deaths of persons whose bodies are to be cremated, transported out of the state, donated to educational entities, to include limited portions of the body, or otherwise made ultimately unavailable for pathological study.
B. The Chief Medical Examiner shall state on the certificate of death of all persons whose death was caused by execution pursuant to a lawful court order that the cause of death was the execution of such order.


Laws 1961, p. 605, § 8, eff. Jan. 2, 1962; Laws 1963, c. 302, § 2, emerg. eff. June 19, 1963; Laws 1972, c. 246, § 7, emerg. eff. April 7, 1972; Laws 2000, c. 161, § 1, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2014, c. 293, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 938, OK ST T. 63 § 938
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 378 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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