2019 Georgia Code
Title 31 - Health
Chapter 21 - Dead Bodies
Article 2 - Disposition of Unclaimed Dead Bodies
§ 31-21-22. Disposition of bodies of travelers dying suddenly

Universal Citation: GA Code § 31-21-22 (2019)

Notice shall not be given nor shall any body be delivered pursuant to Code Section 31-21-21 if the deceased person was a traveler who died suddenly. In such cases, the next of kin shall be notified concerning the disposition of the dead body. If no next of kin is located, or no replies from next of kin are received, or the body is unclaimed within 72 hours, the procedure indicated in this chapter shall apply.


Ga. L. 1887, p. 87, § 2; Civil Code 1895, § 1513; Civil Code 1910, § 1757; Code 1933, § 88-703; Code 1933, § 88-2703, enacted by Ga. L. 1964, p. 499, § 1.

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