New York Public Health Law Section 4200 - Cadavers; duty of burial.

4200. Cadavers; duty of burial. 1. Except in the cases in which a right to dissect it is expressly conferred by law, every body of a deceased person, within this state, shall be decently buried or incinerated within a reasonable time after death.

2. The provisions of this section shall not impair the right to carry the body of a deceased person through this state, or to remove from this state the body of a person who has died within it, for the purpose of burying the same elsewhere.

Last modified: February 3, 2019