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Certain unauthorized autopsies
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 42, TITLE 2
§ 4210-b. Certain unauthorized autopsies. A person authorized by law
to perform a dissection or autopsy who acts in good faith in accordance
with the terms of this article but is unaware of the existence of an
identification card indicating the decedent's opposition to the
dissection or autopsy of his body after a routine examination of the
decedent and his effects has been conducted shall not be subjected to
prosecution in any criminal proceeding nor held liable for damages in
any civil action for his involvement in such an unauthorized autopsy.