SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section 13 of chapter 38 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence, the following sentence:- If upon release of the body, any whole body part or organ of the deceased has been retained by the office, the authorized person receiving the body shall be so informed.
SECTION 2. The second paragraph of said section 13 of said chapter 38, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the second sentence, the following sentence:- No body part or organ may be retained for purposes other than determining the cause of death without consent from the deceased's next of kin.
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