Code Section

Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 102. VITAL RECORDS AND HEALTH STATISTICS [102100 - 103925]

  ( Division 102 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )
  

PART 1. VITAL RECORDS [102100 - 103800]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )
  

CHAPTER 6. Death Registration [102775 - 102925]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )
  

ARTICLE 3. Responsibility of Coroner [102850 - 102870]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. )

  
102850.  

A physician and surgeon, physician assistant, funeral director, or other person shall immediately notify the coroner when he or she has knowledge of a death that occurred or has charge of a body in which death occurred under any of the following circumstances:

(a)  Without medical attendance.

(b)  During the continued absence of the attending physician and surgeon.

(c)  Where the attending physician and surgeon or the physician assistant is unable to state the cause of death.

(d)  Where suicide is suspected.

(e)  Following an injury or an accident.

(f)  Under circumstances as to afford a reasonable ground to suspect that the death was caused by the criminal act of another.

Any person who does not notify the coroner as required by this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1996.)