1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 42: Cadavers
  5. Title 1: Disposition


Section 4200 Cadavers; duty of burial

Public Health (PBH)

1. Except in the cases in which a right to dissect it is expressly conferred by law, every body of a deceased person, within this state, shall be decently buried or incinerated within a reasonable time after death.

  2. The provisions of this section shall not impair the right to carry the body of a deceased person through this state, or to remove from this state the body of a person who has died within it, for the purpose of burying the same elsewhere.