Note: This version of section effective until 1-1-2021. See also following version of this section, effective 1-1-2021.

     Sec. 6. (a) If:

Terms Used In Indiana Code 16-37-3-6

  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
(1) a death or stillbirth occurred without medical attendance; or

(2) the physician last in attendance is physically or mentally unable to sign the certificate of death or stillbirth;

the local health officer shall inquire into the cause of death from anyone having knowledge of the facts regarding the cause of death.

     (b) The local health officer may issue a subpoena to obtain information and to employ a qualified pathologist to perform an autopsy when, in the judgment of the local health officer, those procedures are required to complete the inquiry. The local health officer shall then certify the cause of death on the basis of the information.

[Pre-1993 Recodification Citation: 16-1-17-4.]

As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.20.