Section 37.2 - Investigation of death; preparation of death certificate

37.2 Investigation of death; preparation of death certificate. A physician accompanying a person who dies on a common carrier, or a physician who is traveling on the same carrier who is called to give medical aid, may certify to the cause of death and sign the certificate as the physician last in attendance on the deceased. If death occurs without medical attendance, the coroner of the county or, if there be more than one, the coroner having jurisdiction of the district in which the body is removed, or the medical examiner or, in the County of Erie, the medical director, shall be notified and shall certify to the cause of death and sign the certificate.

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