Part 37 - Handling Of Bodies Of Persons Dying On Common Carriers

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Public Health Law, Section 375

Section 37.1 - Removal of body

Section 37.1 Removal of body.

A special stop may be made by a common carrier for the purpose of removing a body, but, in any event, it shall be removed at the first regular stop where an attendant is on duty and where there are known to be facilities for handling the corpse.
 

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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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Section 37.3 - Registration district

37.3 Registration district.

The name of the registration district in which a body is removed from a common carrier shall be entered on the certificate of death as the place of death.
 

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Section 37.4 - Burial or transit permit

37.4 Burial or transit permit.

Upon receipt of a certificate of death, which shall be filed by the undertaker engaged, or the person in charge of the body, the registrar of vital statistics of the district in which the body has been removed from a common carrier shall issue a burial or transit permit.
 

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