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Subchapter 002 : FETAL DEATHS(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 5221)
§ 5221. Definitions
For the purposes of this subchapter:
(1) “Fetal death” means a death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from the mother of a product of conception; the death is indicated by the fact that after such separation, the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles. (Added 1973, No. 99, § 1.)