Section 11-5-50

Transportation of body to forensic science laboratory; storage of body.

Except where there is an agreement or local law which provides otherwise, the coroner shall be responsible for carrying out the duties required for proper transportation of a body to a forensic sciences laboratory for the purpose of performing an autopsy or any other postmortem examination ordered pursuant to Section 36-18-2. The coroner shall be responsible for storage of a body prior to transportation to a forensic sciences laboratory when necessary. Upon receipt of an order issued pursuant to Section 36-18-2, the coroner shall coordinate with the Department of Forensic Sciences regarding the storage and transportation of the body to the forensic sciences laboratory designated by the Department of Forensic Sciences.

(Act 2010-542, p. 943, §1.)