PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER
611-B:17 Performance of Autopsies.
I. If the supervising medical examiner, attorney general, or county attorney deems that an autopsy is necessary, he or she shall direct that one be made. The commissioner of the department of health and human services may, pursuant to RSA 126-A:5, V, request an autopsy of any individual who dies while admitted to, a resident of, or receiving care from New Hampshire hospital, Glencliff home, or any other residential facility operated by the department or a contract service provider.
II. The supervising medical examiner shall have the authority to conduct an autopsy and shall comply with any request by the attorney general, a county attorney, or the commissioner of health and human services to perform an autopsy.
Source. 2007, 324:1, eff. Sept. 14, 2007.