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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 161 : Inquests as to Criminal Matters

Subchapter 003 : Investigations Ordered by Superior Judge or Attorney General

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 5162)
  • § 5162. Autopsy

    Upon the petition of the State’s Attorney, a Superior Judge or the Attorney General may order an autopsy or exhumation and autopsy to be performed by the chief medical examiner or under his or her direction in the preparation of a State cause for trial in any court, or in the interest of public health, welfare, or safety or in the furtherance of the administration of the law. Upon completion of the autopsy, the chief medical examiner shall submit a report to the State’s Attorney and shall complete and sign a certificate of death. (Amended 1969, No. 265 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1971, No. 33, § 1.)