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390.012 JURISDICTION.
The coroner or medical examiner of the county in which a person dies or is pronounced dead
shall have jurisdiction over the death, regardless of where any injury that resulted in the death
occurred. The place where death is pronounced is deemed to be the place where death occurred.
If the place of death is unknown but the dead body is found in Minnesota, the place where the
body is found is considered the place of death. If the date of death is unknown, the date the body
is found is considered the date of death, but only for purposes of this chapter. When a death
occurs in a moving conveyance and the body is first removed in Minnesota, documentation of
death must be filed in Minnesota and the place of death is considered the place where the body is
first removed from the conveyance.
History: 2006 c 260 art 8 s 5