2014 Georgia Code
Title 16 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 12 - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH AND MORALS
Article 6 - HUMAN BODY TRAFFIC
§ 16-12-161 - Removal of body parts from scene of death or dismemberment; criminal penalty

GA Code § 16-12-161 (2014) What's This?

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to remove from the scene of the death or dismemberment of any person any human body part; provided, however, that this Code section shall not apply to a law enforcement officer acting in the lawful discharge of his or her official duties, or to any person acting under the direction of a law enforcement officer, a physician or an emergency medical technician in the course of their professions, or in the absence of any such person to any person who transports such body part directly to a medical facility, law enforcement agency, or licensed funeral home, although all such persons remain obligated to comply with the provisions of Article 2 of Chapter 16 of Title 45 concerning death investigations.

(b) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a) of this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.

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