Amendment #1 to S.1099
the disclosure of autopsy reports
Mr. Durant of Spencer move that the bill be amended by adding the following section: --
"SECTION 2. Section 2 of chapter 38 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following paragraph:-
“Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner from providing a copy of the autopsy report of a decedent to the decedent’s surviving spouse or a person in the first of degree consanguinity.”.