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Autopsies, postmortemsConsent to embalm or cremate bodyTime limitation.

*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 5001-S.SL) ***
No dead body upon which the coroner, or prosecuting attorney, if there be no coroner in the county, may perform an autopsy or postmortem, shall be embalmed or cremated without the consent of the coroner having jurisdiction, and failure to obtain such consent shall be a misdemeanor: PROVIDED, That such autopsy or postmortem must be performed within five days, unless the coroner shall obtain an order from the superior court extending such time.
[ 1953 c 188 § 8. Formerly RCW 68.08.108.]
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