Consent: Practical Principles For Clinicians

Consent in Death

Author(s): Jeffrey C. McILwain

Pp: 53-55 (3)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805093211101010053

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


If an autopsy is required, the role of the Coroner or Medical Examiner has certain legally determined functions. Further, the person who would normally be the consent giver is now dead and so it must be clear whom has the authority and responsibility for the dead including a refusal of autopsy.

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