§ 68-4-101 Notice of death occurring while receiving medical attention or in institution – Action taken upon expiration of eight hours – Penalty
§ 68-4-102 Disposition of unclaimed bodies of persons dying in charitable or penal institutions or to be buried at public expense
§ 68-4-103 Persons dying in publicly-supported institutions or to be buried at public expense – Notice to relatives – Notice to chief medical examiner – Removal of body – Embalming-Infectious or contagious cases
§ 68-4-104 Distribution of bodies among medical, dental and anthropologic institutions – Receiving institution to pay expense
§ 68-4-105 Bodies to be used only for promotion of science – Surrender to relative upon demand
§ 68-4-106 Resolution of conflict regarding the person authorized to direct disposition of remains in the event of death when military personnel in a duty status
§ 68-4-107 Penalty for violations of Sections 68-4-102 – 68-4-109
§ 68-4-108 Expenses to be borne by medical, dental and anthropologic institutions
§ 68-4-109 Immunity from civil suit
§ 68-4-110 Regulations governing disinterment
§ 68-4-111 Autopsy by consent of persons having custody of body
§ 68-4-112 Rigid containers not mandatory for remains of certain children
§ 68-4-113 Cremation of unclaimed dead body

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 68 > HEALTH > Chapter 4 - Disposition of Dead Bodies

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
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  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105