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§ 941a. Custody of the body

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. § 941a
§ 941a. Custody of the body
Upon completion of an investigation by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the body of the deceased shall be released to the person legally entitled to the custody thereof, or his or her representative, unless:
1. A release is signed by the person legally entitled to the custody of the body; or
2. The attending physician has notified the Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Oklahoma, or his or her designee, of the need for further investigation into the cause of death, or has notified the appropriate district attorney of such need; or
3. The laws of this state or the regulations of the Board of Medicolegal Investigations require additional information or examination that cannot be obtained or completed within the above period of time.


Laws 1975, c. 174, § 1; Laws 2014, c. 293, § 10, eff. Nov. 1, 2014; Laws 2015, c. 85, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 941a, OK ST T. 63 § 941a
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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