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145.132 AUTHORIZED REMOVAL OF BRAIN.

If the attending physician of a recipient of medical assistance is of the opinion that the deceased recipient was a victim of Alzheimer's disease, the physician or a designated pathologist may remove the brain of the decedent. Before the physician removes the brain, the physician shall obtain the permission of the decedent's next of kin, the authorization of the county coroner or medical examiner, and the authorization of the appropriate department of the St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center. The extracted brain shall be immediately transported to the St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center in a manner prescribed by the St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center.