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A. Upon the issuance of his certificate that the remains are unclaimed, the medical investigator shall retain the body for use only for medical education or shall certify that the body is unnecessary or unsuited for medical education and release it to the state, county or municipal officials having charge or control of the body for burial. The state, county or municipal officials shall have the body removed for disposition within three weeks from the date on which the medical investigator released the body.
B. If the body is retained for use in medical education, the facility or person receiving the body for that use shall pay the costs of preservation and transportation of the body and shall keep a permanent record of bodies received.
C. If a deceased person was an inmate of a public institution, the institution shall transmit, upon request of the medical investigator, a brief medical history of the unclaimed dead person for purposes of identification and permanent record. The records shall be open to inspection by any state or county official or district attorney.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 24. Health and Safety § 24-12-2. Disposition of unclaimed body; transmission of records of institution - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-24-health-and-safety/nm-st-sect-24-12-2/
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