2021 Colorado Code
Title 15 - Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries
Article 19 - Treatment of Human Bodies After Death
Part 3 - Unclaimed Human Bodies
§ 15-19-305. Unlawful to Hold Autopsy

Universal Citation: CO Code § 15-19-305 (2021)

It is unlawful for any person to hold an autopsy on any dead human body mentioned in this part 3, except on the request of the district attorney of the district where the body is located, without the written, telegraphic, or telephonic consent of the secretary of the anatomical board, such telegraphic or telephonic consent to be verified by written consent.

History. Source: L. 2017: Entire part added with relocations,(SB 17-223), ch. 158, p. 556, § 1, effective August 9.

Editor's note:

This section is similar to former § 12-34-205 as it existed prior to 2017.

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