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Chapter 68.50 RCW


Coroner's jurisdiction over remains.
Immunity for determining cause and manner of deathJudicial review of determination.
Notice to coronerPenalty.
Transportation of remains directed by coroner or medical examinerCosts.
Unlawful to refuse burial to non-Caucasian.
Deceased's effects to be listed.
Removal or concealment of bodyPenalty.
Bodies for instruction purposes.
Human remainsDisposition.
Certificate and bond before receiving bodies.
Dissection, when permittedAutopsy of person under the age of three years.
Autopsy, postmortemWho may authorize.
Court petition for autopsyCost.
Autopsies in industrial deaths.
Cost of autopsy.
Autopsies, postmortemsReports and records confidentialExceptions.
Autopsies, postmortemsAnalysesOpinionsEvidenceCosts.
State toxicological laboratory establishedState toxicologist.
Autopsies, postmortemsConsent to embalm or cremate bodyTime limitation.
Burial or cremating.
Coroner and medical examiner liabilityRelease of information.
Holding body for debtPenalty.
Unlawful disposal of remains.
Unlawful disturbance, removal, or sale of human remainsPenalty.
Right to control disposition of remainsLiability of funeral establishment or cemetery authorityLiability for cost.
Effect of authorization.
Individual cremationExceptionPenalty.
Permission to remove human remains.
Notice for order to remove remains.
Human remains that have not been disposedRules.
RemainsEntrusting to funeral homes or mortuaries.
Record of human remains to be kept.
Possession of cremated human remains.
Corneal tissue for transplantationPresumption of good faith.
Release of information concerning a death.
Dental identification system establishedPowers and duties.
Procedures for investigating missing personsAvailability of files.
Identification of body or human remains by dental examinationComparison of dental examination records with dental records of dental identification system.
Skeletal human remainsDuty to notifyGround disturbing activitiesCoroner determinationDefinitions.
Effective date1987 c 331.
Application1993 c 228.
ApplicationConstruction1993 c 228.
Severability1993 c 228.
Short title1993 c 228.
Burial and removal permits: RCW 70.58.230.
Coroners to submit blood samples to state toxicologistAnalysisUtilization of reports: RCW 46.52.065.
County commissioners to dispose of remains of indigents: RCW 36.39.030.
Disposal of remains prohibited unless accompanied by proper permit: RCW 70.58.260.
Fetal deaths: Chapter 70.58 RCW.
Undertaker must file death certificate: RCW 70.58.240.
Veterans and relatives: Chapter 73.24 RCW.