2020 Maine Revised Statutes
TITLE 22: HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtitle 2: HEALTH
Part 6: BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS
Chapter 711: MEDICAL EXAMINER ACT
22 §3028-D. Disposal of identified human remains without connection to State and unidentified human remains

§3028-D. Disposal of identified human remains without connection to State and unidentified human remains

1.  Assumption of responsibility.  The Chief Medical Examiner may assume responsibility for proper disposition of the identified human remains of a deceased nonresident of this State or unidentified human remains that are the subject of a medical examiner case if the Chief Medical Examiner has made reasonable inquiry and is unable to locate:  

A. Next of kin or a person or governmental unit legally responsible for the human remains; or   [PL 2001, c. 292, §1 (NEW).]

B. A person or governmental unit otherwise willing to assume responsibility for the human remains.   [PL 2001, c. 292, §1 (NEW).]

[PL 2001, c. 292, §1 (NEW).]

2.  Necessary expenses.  The expenses incurred by the Chief Medical Examiner must be paid as follows.  

A. The department shall pay any necessary expenses incurred by the Chief Medical Examiner as to:  

(1) Unidentified human remains that, after reasonable inquiry, the Chief Medical Examiner has determined not to be the human remains of an illegal alien; and  

(2) A deceased nonresident other than an illegal alien.   [PL 2001, c. 292, §1 (NEW).]

B. The Department of the Attorney General shall pay any necessary expenses incurred by the Chief Medical Examiner as to:  

(1) A deceased nonresident who is an illegal alien; and  

(2) Unidentified human remains that, after reasonable inquiry, the Chief Medical Examiner has determined to be the human remains of an illegal alien.   [PL 2001, c. 292, §1 (NEW).]

[PL 2001, c. 292, §1 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY

PL 2001, c. 292, §1 (NEW).

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