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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Peter J. Durant

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the disclosure of autopsy reports.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4266        FILED ON: 2/6/2012

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By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Peter J. Durant and others relative to the disclosure of autopsy reports by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Twelve

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An Act relative to the disclosure of autopsy reports.

 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  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.”

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