The chief medical examiner, county medical examiner, judge, or coroner permitting such pituitary gland removal, and any donee or agency acquiring such organ, shall be immune from civil or criminal liability incurred as a result of the removal in accordance with this part, if no objection was made by next of kin prior to the autopsy to the official having jurisdiction over the autopsy.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 68-30-302

  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • next of kin: includes , in order, the decedent's spouse. See Tennessee Code 68-30-301