New York Public Health Law Section 4210-B - Certain unauthorized autopsies.

4210-b. Certain unauthorized autopsies. A person authorized by law to perform a dissection or autopsy who acts in good faith in accordance with the terms of this article but is unaware of the existence of an identification card indicating the decedent's opposition to the dissection or autopsy of his body after a routine examination of the decedent and his effects has been conducted shall not be subjected to prosecution in any criminal proceeding nor held liable for damages in any civil action for his involvement in such an unauthorized autopsy.

Last modified: February 3, 2019