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390.23 DEATH RECORDS.
No person, other than the county coroner or medical examiner or, for deaths occurring within
a facility licensed by the Department of Corrections, the forensic pathologist who reviewed the
death, shall file or amend the cause or manner of death information with the state registrar in cases
of likely or suspected accidental, suicidal, homicidal, violent, or mysterious deaths occurring in
the county. The forensic pathologist who reviewed the death of an incarcerated person within a
facility licensed by the Department of Corrections may file or amend the cause or manner of death
information with the state registrar. If there is reasonable proof that a death has occurred, but no
body has been found, a judge may direct the state registrar to register the death with the fact of
death information provided by the court order according to section 144.221, subdivision 3.
History: (957-2) 1927 c 201 s 2; 1980 c 509 s 148; 1985 c 265 art 7 s 1; 1995 c 189 s 8;
1996 c 277 s 1; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 15 s 32; 2003 c 27 s 1; 2006 c 260 art 8 s 17