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  58.375.  Reports of coroner (certain counties) — solicitation regarding funeral arrangements prohibited — embalming of body required, when. — 1.  In all counties in which a coroner is required by section 58.010, the coroner shall, upon holding an inquest and securing the jury's verdict on the inquest, immediately file a record of the proceedings in the office of the prosecuting attorney.

  2.  In all such counties where investigation by the coroner shows no inquest to be necessary, the coroner shall file a written report with the prosecuting attorney setting forth the facts and circumstances surrounding the case, together with his conclusions and the action taken.  The cost of the additional transcript hereby required shall be paid from county funds.

  3.  The coroner or his deputy shall contact the appropriate family member or legal representative of the deceased within six hours from discovery of death regarding disposition of the body.  There shall be no solicitation by the coroner or his deputy regarding the funeral arrangements of the deceased.  If no family member or legal representative can be found within six hours, the coroner shall order the embalming of the deceased body and the cost of such embalming shall be paid by a family member or the deceased's legal representative when found.  If no family member or legal representative can be found within ten days from the time the body was discovered, the provisions of section 58.460 shall apply.  Any act of solicitation prohibited under this section shall also be grounds for removal under sections 106.230 to 106.290.


(L. 1953 p. 384 § 1, A.L. 1973 S.B. 122, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1164, A.L. 1989 S.B. 389)

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