Chapter 68.50 RCW



HTMLPDF 68.50.010Coroner's jurisdiction over remains.
HTMLPDF 68.50.015Immunity for determining cause and manner of deathJudicial review of determination.
HTMLPDF 68.50.020Notice to coroner or medical examinerPenalty.
HTMLPDF 68.50.032Transportation of remains directed by coroner or medical examinerCosts.
HTMLPDF 68.50.035Unlawful to refuse burial to non-Caucasian.
HTMLPDF 68.50.040Deceased's effects to be listed.
HTMLPDF 68.50.050Removal or concealment of bodyPenalty.
HTMLPDF 68.50.060Bodies for instruction purposes.
HTMLPDF 68.50.070Human remainsDisposition.
HTMLPDF 68.50.080Certificate and bond before receiving bodies.
HTMLPDF 68.50.090Penalty.
HTMLPDF 68.50.100Dissection, when permittedAutopsy of person under the age of three years.
HTMLPDF 68.50.101Autopsy, postmortemWho may authorize.
HTMLPDF 68.50.102Court petition for autopsyCost.
HTMLPDF 68.50.103Autopsies in industrial deaths.
HTMLPDF 68.50.104Cost of autopsy.
HTMLPDF 68.50.105Autopsies, postmortemsReports and records confidentialExceptions.
HTMLPDF 68.50.106Autopsies, postmortemsAnalysesOpinionsEvidenceCosts.
HTMLPDF 68.50.107State toxicological laboratory establishedState toxicologist.
HTMLPDF 68.50.108Autopsies, postmortemsConsent to embalm, cremate body, or make final dispositionTime limitation.
HTMLPDF 68.50.110Burial, cremation, alkaline hydrolysis, or natural organic reduction.
HTMLPDF 68.50.115Coroner and medical examiner liabilityRelease of information.
HTMLPDF 68.50.120Holding body for debtPenalty.
HTMLPDF 68.50.130Unlawful disposal of remains.
HTMLPDF 68.50.140Unlawful disturbance, removal, or sale of human remainsPenalty.
HTMLPDF 68.50.160Right to control disposition of remainsLiability of funeral establishment or cemetery authorityLiability for cost.
HTMLPDF 68.50.170Effect of authorization.
HTMLPDF 68.50.185Individual final dispositionExceptionPenalty.
HTMLPDF 68.50.200Permission to remove human remains.
HTMLPDF 68.50.210Notice for order to remove remains.
HTMLPDF 68.50.220Exceptions.
HTMLPDF 68.50.230Human remains that have not been disposedRules.
HTMLPDF 68.50.232RemainsEntrusting to funeral homes or mortuaries.
HTMLPDF 68.50.240Record of human remains to be kept.
HTMLPDF 68.50.270Possession of human remains.
HTMLPDF 68.50.290Corneal tissue for transplantationPresumption of good faith.
HTMLPDF 68.50.300Release of information concerning a death.
HTMLPDF 68.50.310Dental identification system establishedPowers and duties.
HTMLPDF 68.50.320Procedures for investigating missing personsAvailability of files.
HTMLPDF 68.50.325Indigenous personsIdentification of remainsSpiritual practices.
HTMLPDF 68.50.330Identification of body or human remains by dental examinationComparison of dental examination records with dental records of dental identification system.
HTMLPDF 68.50.645Skeletal human remainsDuty to notifyGround disturbing activitiesCoroner determinationDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 68.50.900Effective date1987 c 331.
HTMLPDF 68.50.901Application1993 c 228.
HTMLPDF 68.50.902ApplicationConstruction1993 c 228.
HTMLPDF 68.50.903Severability1993 c 228.
HTMLPDF 68.50.904Short title1993 c 228.


Burial-transit and disinterment permitsFinal disposition of human remains: RCW 70.58A.210.
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.
Fetal deaths: Chapter 70.58A RCW.
Reports of deathFiling and registration requirements: RCW 70.58A.200.
Veterans and relatives: Chapter 73.24 RCW.