2005 Arizona Revised Statutes - Revised Statutes §36-832 Authorization for post‑mortem examination
A. In addition to the provisions set forth in section 11-597, whichever of the following assumes custody of the body for purposes of burial may give permission to a licensed physician to conduct a post-mortem examination:
5. Adult child.
7. Next of kin.
B. In the absence of any of the persons named in subsection A of this section, a friend or one charged with the responsibility of burial may give permission to a licensed physician to conduct a post-mortem examination.
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