§ 32.1-277 Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; central and district offices and facilities
§ 32.1-278 Appointment and qualifications of Chief Medical Examiner
§ 32.1-279 Duties of Chief Medical Examiner; teaching legal medicine
§ 32.1-280 Repealed
§ 32.1-281 Commissioner may obtain additional services and facilities
§ 32.1-282 Medical examiners
§ 32.1-282.1 Per diem medicolegal death investigators
§ 32.1-283 Investigation of deaths; obtaining consent to removal of organs, etc.; fees
§ 32.1-283.1 State Child Fatality Review Team; membership; access to and maintenance of records; confidentiality; etc.
§ 32.1-283.2 Local and regional child fatality review teams established; membership; authority; confidentiality; immunity
§ 32.1-283.3 Family violence fatality review teams established; model protocol and data management; membership; authority; confidentiality, etc.
§ 32.1-283.4 Confidentiality of certain information and records collected and maintained by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
§ 32.1-283.5 Adult Fatality Review Team; duties; membership; confidentiality; penalties; report; etc.
§ 32.1-283.6 Local and regional adult fatality review teams established; membership; authority; confidentiality; immunity
§ 32.1-283.7 Local and regional overdose fatality review teams established; membership; authority; confidentiality; immunity
§ 32.1-283.8 Maternal Mortality Review Team; duties; membership; confidentiality; penalties; report; etc.
§ 32.1-284 Repealed
§ 32.1-285 Autopsies
§ 32.1-285.1 Death of infants under eighteen months of age; autopsies required; definition of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
§ 32.1-286 Exhumations
§ 32.1-287 Repealed
§ 32.1-288 Repealed

Terms Used In Virginia Code > Title 32.1 > Chapter 8 > Article 1

  • Adoptive home: means any family home selected and approved by a parent, local board or a licensed child-placing agency for the placement of a child with the intent of adoption. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Adult: means a person 18 years of age or more. See Virginia Code 1-203
  • Birth parent: means the child's biological parent and, for purposes of adoptive placement, means parent(s) by previous adoption. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • birth sibling: means the child's biological family or biological sibling. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Board: means the State Board of Social Services. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Child: means any natural person who is (i) under 18 years of age or (ii) for purposes of the Fostering Futures program set forth in Article 2 (§ Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • City: means an independent incorporated community which became a city as provided by law before noon on July 1, 1971, or which has within defined boundaries a population of 5,000 or more and which has become a city as provided by law. See Virginia Code 1-208
  • Commissioner: means the State Health Commissioner. See Virginia Code 32.1-3
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of the Department, his designee or authorized representative. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Department: means the State Department of Health. See Virginia Code 32.1-3
  • Department: means the State Department of Social Services. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters, symbols, numbers, or figures, whether (i) printed or inscribed on a tangible medium or (ii) stored in an electronic or other medium and retrievable in a perceivable form and whether an electronic signature authorized by Chapter 42. See Virginia Code 1-257
  • Includes: means includes, but not limited to. See Virginia Code 1-218
  • 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.
  • Local board: means the local board of social services representing one or more counties or cities. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Local director: means the director or his designated representative of the local department of the city or county. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Locality: means a county, city, or town as the context may require. See Virginia Code 1-221
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Virginia Code 1-228
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Parental placement: means locating or effecting the placement of a child or the placing of a child in a family home by the child's parent or legal guardian for the purpose of foster care or adoption. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Person: includes any individual, corporation, partnership, association, cooperative, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, government, political subdivision, or any other legal or commercial entity and any successor, representative, agent, agency, or instrumentality thereof. See Virginia Code 1-230
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, or association or any other legal entity. See Virginia Code 32.1-3
  • Personal representative: includes the executor of a will or the administrator of the estate of a decedent, the administrator of such estate with the will annexed, the administrator of such estate unadministered by a former representative, whether there is a will or not, any person who is under the order of a circuit court to take into his possession the estate of a decedent for administration, and every other curator of a decedent's estate, for or against whom suits may be brought for causes of action that accrued to or against the decedent. See Virginia Code 1-234
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: includes subpoenas, the summons and complaint in a civil action, and process in statutory actions. See Virginia Code 1-237
  • Sibling: means each of two or more children having one or more parents in common. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • Social services: means foster care, adoption, adoption assistance, child-protective services, domestic violence services, or any other services program implemented in accordance with regulations adopted by the Board. See Virginia Code 63.2-100
  • State: when applied to a part of the United States, includes any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. See Virginia Code 1-245
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • sworn: means "affirm" or "affirmed. See Virginia Code 1-250
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States Virgin Islands. See Virginia Code 1-255