2022 New York Laws
PBH - Public Health
Article 42 - Cadavers
Title 1 - Disposition
4200 - Cadavers; Duty of Burial.

Universal Citation: NY Pub Health L § 4200 (2022)

§ 4200. Cadavers; duty of burial. 1. Except in the cases in which a right to dissect it is expressly conferred by law, every body of a deceased person, within this state, shall be decently buried, naturally organically reduced, or incinerated within a reasonable time after death.

2. The provisions of this section shall not impair the right to carry the body of a deceased person through this state, or to remove from this state the body of a person who has died within it, for the purpose of burying the same elsewhere.

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