New York Consolidated Laws, Correction Law - COR § 624. Next of kin;  death of inmate

The department shall be responsive to inquiries from the next of kin and other person designated as the representative of any inmate whose death takes place during custody regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of such inmate, the medical procedures used and the cause of death including preliminary determinations and final determination as reported by an autopsy report.  The next of kin and other person designated as a representative shall be identified from the emergency contact information previously provided by the inmate to the department.

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