2006 Michigan Compiled Laws - Act 181 of 1953


Act 181 of 1953

AN ACT relative to investigations in certain instances of the causes of death within this state due to violence, negligence or other act or omission of a criminal nature or to protect public health; to provide for the taking of statements from injured persons under certain circumstances; to abolish the office of coroner and to create the office of county medical examiner in certain counties; to prescribe the powers and duties of county medical examiners; to prescribe penalties for violations of the provisions of this act; and to prescribe a referendum thereon.

History: 1953, Act 181, Eff. Jan. 1, 1954 ;--Am. 1969, Act 92, Imd. Eff. July 24, 1969

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 52.201Coroner; abolition of office; county medical examiner; appointment; terms; vacancies; civil service; qualifications; agreement among counties.
Section 52.201aDeputy county medical examiner and medical examiner investigators; appointment; qualifications; approval; duties of investigator.
Section 52.201bRepealed. 2002, Act 22, Imd. Eff. Mar. 4, 2002.
Section 52.201cCounty medical examiner; powers and duties.
Section 52.201dDeputy county medical examiners; appointment in counties under civil service.
Section 52.201eCounty medical examiner and deputies; compensation and expenses.
Section 52.201fCounty medical examiner and deputies; removal.
Section 52.202Investigation by county medical examiner as to cause and manner of death; prisoners; medical records, papers, or documents; exemption from disclosure; definitions.
Section 52.203Violent, unexpected or medically unattended deaths; notice to county medical examiner.
Section 52.204Violent, unexpected or medically unattended deaths; removal of body, notice; violation of section, penalty.
Section 52.205Notice of body; manner of death; removal of body to morgue; investigation; designation and duties of medical examiner investigator; list of investigators and qualifications; autopsy; ascertaining identity of deceased and notifying next of kin; exception; records; disposition of body.
Section 52.205aSudden death, cause unknown, of child under age of 2 years; report; request for autopsy; notice of results; costs; rules.
Section 52.206Private morgue; compensation.
Section 52.207Violent, unexpected or medically unattended deaths; investigation by county medical examiner; inquest.
Section 52.208Violent, unexpected or medically unattended deaths; personalty found on deceased's person, possession, inventory, disposition, use as evidence.
Section 52.209Body determined suitable for donation; agreement; release of information; conduct of examination within certain time period.
Section 52.210Removal of body to crematory; permit from county medical examiner; violation of section, penalty.
Section 52.211County medical examiner; records.
Section 52.212County medical examiner and deputies; testimony, expenses.
Section 52.213Coroner; transfer of powers and duties to county medical examiner, abolition of office; transfer of proceedings and records.
Section 52.213aCoroner; transfer of powers and duties to county medical examiner, abolition of office; transfer of proceedings.
Section 52.213bCoroner; transfer of records.
Section 52.213cCounty health officer; designation as county medical examiner.
Section 52.214, 52.215Repealed. 1969, Act 92, Imd. Eff. July 24, 1969.
Section 52.216Coroners; completion of term after effective date of act.

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