SubPart 69-9 - Standard Infant Autopsy Procedures

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Statutory Authority: 
Public Health Law Section 4210

Section 69-9.1 - Definition

Section 69-9.1 Definition. “Autopsy” means a post-mortem external and internal physical examination conducted in accordance with the laws of New York State, as well as the performance of needed special studies. Infant autopsies are to be performed in accordance with the State of New York Infant Autopsy Protocol.

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Section 69-9.2 - Use of New York State Infant Autopsy Protocol

Section 69-9.2 Use of New York State Infant Autopsy Protocol. When an autopsy is performed on a person under the age of one year who dies under circumstances in which death is not anticipated by medical history or the cause is unknown, such autopsy must be performed in accordance with the New York State Infant Autopsy Protocol. This provision shall be subject to the limitations of Section 4210-c of the Public Health Law.

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Section 69-9.3 - New York State Infant Autopsy Protocol

Section 69-9.3 New York State Infant Autopsy Protocol.

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

INFANT AUTOPSY PROTOCOL

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Maternal Age: ________

Birth Weight (in grams): ________

Gestational Age: ________

Pregnancy Complications: __________________________________________________________________________

PATHOLOGIST

______________________________________Date Form Completed_________________________________

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Autopsy Format

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Final Diagnoses

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Final Cause and Manner of Death

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External Examination

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Postmortem Changes

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Scars / Other Distinguishing Characteristics

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Clothing

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Weights and Measures

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General Appearance / Development

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Injuries (External and Internal)

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Therapeutic Procedures

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Resuscitation Evidence

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External Integument

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Internal Examination

Head

Neck

Body Cavities

Cardiovascular System

Respiratory System

Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas

Hemolymphatic System

Genitourinary System

Endocrine System

Digestive System

Musculoskeletal System

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Post-Mortem Studies

Full body X-rays

Histopathology

Toxicology

Metabolic Screen

Neuropathology

Cultures

Blood/Tissue retained for future studies

Other

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