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Key Provisions

  • CORONERS or medical examiners shall supply the state highway patrol with copies of fingerprints on standardized fingerprint cards personal descriptions, and other identifying data of all unidentified deceased persons.
  • CORONER or medical examiner shall have a dentist perform a dental examination of the deceased person and send the report to the state highway patrol.
  • HIGHWAY patrol shall compare the fingerprints from the coroner or medical examiner with other law enforcement agencies in an effort to identify the person.
  • AUTHORITIES shall request authorization from a family member or next of kin to release medical and dental records of any missing child to the highway patrol and other law enforcement agencies.

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