2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-282. (Formerly Sec. 19-140). When the delivery of bodies is prohibited.
Sec. 19a-282. (Formerly Sec. 19-140). When the delivery of bodies is prohibited. No notice shall be given, and no body delivered, under the provisions of section
19a-270, in the case of a person dying of Asiatic cholera, yellow fever, scarlet fever,
typhus fever, smallpox, diphtheria, membranous croup or measles; nor shall the body
of any person known to any such officer to have relatives, either by blood or marriage,
be delivered without their consent; nor shall the body of any person detained on civil
process or for trial for any criminal offense, or of any traveler or stranger other than a
tramp or vagrant, or of a person who is known to have expressed a desire that his body
should be buried, be so delivered. The body of any person so delivered, if subsequently
claimed by any relative or friend for burial, shall be given up to him for that purpose.
History: Sec. 19-140 transferred to Sec. 19a-282 in 1983.
Cited. 194 C. 635, 644.
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