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6 This act modifies the Utah Health Code by repealing the Medical Examiner Committee. This
7 act makes technical corrections.
8 This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
10 26-4-2, as last amended by Chapter 10, Laws of Utah 1991
12 26-4-3, as last amended by Chapter 243, Laws of Utah 1996
13 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
14 Section 1. Section 26-4-2 is amended to read:
15 26-4-2. Definitions.
16 As used in this chapter:
19 physical, mechanical, or chemical forces, and includes death which appears to have been due to
20 homicide, death which occurred during or in an attempt to commit rape, mayhem, kidnapping,
21 robbery, burglary, housebreaking, extortion, or blackmail accompanied by threats of violence,
22 assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to commit any offense punishable by
23 imprisonment for more than one year, arson punishable by imprisonment for more than one year,
24 or any attempt to commit any of the foregoing offenses.
26 Section 26-4-4 or a deputy appointed by the medical examiner.
28 and surgery in the state, appointed by the medical examiner pursuant to Subsection 26-4-4 (2).
30 death without obvious natural cause, death during or following an unexplained syncope or coma,
31 or death during an acute or unexplained rapidly fatal illness.
33 be in good health or whose terminal illness appeared to be so mild that the possibility of a fatal
34 outcome was not anticipated.
36 understands the physical nature of the act and intends by such act to accomplish self-destruction.
38 physician within the scope of the physician's professional capacity within 30 days immediately
39 prior to the date of death. This definition shall not require an investigation, autopsy, or inquest in
40 any case where death occurred without medical attendance solely because the deceased was under
41 treatment by prayer or spiritual means alone in accordance with the tenets and practices of a
42 well-recognized church or religious denomination.
44 necessary or incident to the performance of work, including matters of personal convenience and
45 comfort not in conflict with specific instructions.
46 Section 2. Repealer.
47 This act repeals:
48 Section 26-4-3, Medical examiner committee -- Membership -- Vacancy -- Expenses.
Legislative Review Note
as of 10-24-01 12:09 PM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.
Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel
The Government Operations Interim Committee recommended this bill.
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