SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3183

Senate, January 3, 2022 -- Substituted as a new text (Senator Tarr) for the House Bill to promote public safety and certainty related to child deaths (House, No. 5422).


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Ninety-Second General Court



Chapter 38 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 2A the following section:-

Section 2B. In the case of a death of a child under the age of 2, the chief medical examiner shall review the findings and report of the medical examiner performing the autopsy; provided that no changes shall be made to the death certificate without the prior approval of the chief medical examiner.