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Florida Statutes 406.12 - Duty to report; prohibited acts

Florida Statutes > Chapter 406 > Part I > 406.12


Current as of: 2012
It is the duty of any person in the district where a death occurs, including all municipalities and unincorporated and federal areas, who becomes aware of the death of any person occurring under the circumstances described in s. 406.11 to report such death and circumstances forthwith to the district medical examiner. Any person who knowingly fails or refuses to report such death and circumstances, who refuses to make available prior medical or other information pertinent to the death investigation, or who, without an order from the office of the district medical examiner, willfully touches, removes, or disturbs the body, clothing, or any article upon or near the body, with the intent to alter the evidence or circumstances surrounding the death, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
Florida Statutes 406.11 - Examinations, investigations, and autopsiesPart I Table of ContentsFlorida Statutes 406.13 - Examiner's report; maintenance of records

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