1. A coroner, coroner's physician or medical examiner shall have authority when necessary
in his opinion to consult with and to request advice, consultation or other assistance
from any officer of a department of the state government, from any medical examiner
of any city or county, from any other coroner or coroner's physician of any county,
or from the head of any public health laboratory, police laboratory or state or municipal
laboratory or from any member of the staff of such laboratory designated for such
purpose by the head thereof, or from any physician qualified to make post mortem examinations
and to testify thereon; and to request from any such person such tests, examinations
or analyses and reports with respect thereto as are necessary in his opinion, with
respect to the body of the deceased or any part thereof or with respect to any other
matter related to his investigation.
2. Subdivision one of this section does not empower a coroner, coroner's physician
or medical examiner to incur charges against county funds except as authorized by
the board of supervisors.
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