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Autopsies, postmortemsConsent to embalm or cremate bodyTime limitation. (Effective until May 1, 2020.)

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.]

Autopsies, postmortemsConsent to embalm, cremate body, or make final dispositionTime limitation. (Effective May 1, 2020.)

No dead body upon which the coroner, or prosecuting attorney, if there is not a coroner in the county, may perform an autopsy or postmortem, may be embalmed or make final disposition without the consent of the coroner having jurisdiction. Failure to obtain such consent is a misdemeanor. However, such autopsy or postmortem must be performed within five days, unless the coroner obtains an order from the superior court extending such time.

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 432: See note following RCW 68.05.175.
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