2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:9-55 - Delivery of identified dead bodies to proper persons; records
40A:9-55. Delivery of identified dead bodies to proper persons; records
If any dead body in a morgue received as being unidentified shall thereafter be identified, the morgue keeper, upon the order of the county medical examiner shall deliver such body to any proper person willing to accept the responsibility therefor. Said person shall state the name and last known residence of the deceased and acknowledge receipt of the body by signing for it in a book to be kept by the morgue keeper for that purpose.
The morgue keeper shall make and keep a record of all bodies received and their disposition.
L.1971, c. 200, s. 1, eff. July 1, 1971.