N.Y. Public Health Law Section 4209
Autopsies

  • right to perform

No person shall make any incision preparatory to or during an autopsy except (a) a duly licensed medical physician or osteopathic physician, (b) a resident physician, (c) a medical intern, (d) a student in a registered medical school, dental school or chiropractic college while under the supervision of the professor or teacher, (e) an instructor of anatomy, (f) a dental resident or licensed dentist while under the supervision of a physician. A physician performing an autopsy may be assisted by a trained mortuary attendant (diener).

Source: Section 4209 — Autopsies; right to perform, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/4209 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 4209’s source at nysenate​.gov

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