Investigations of Deaths, Injuries and Missing Persons

ORS 146.090
Deaths requiring investigation


(1)

The medical examiner shall investigate and certify the cause and manner of all human deaths:

(a)

Apparently homicidal, suicidal or occurring under suspicious or unknown circumstances;

(b)

Resulting from the unlawful use of controlled substances or the use or abuse of chemicals or toxic agents;

(c)

Occurring while incarcerated in any jail, correction facility or in police custody;

(d)

Apparently accidental or following an injury;

(e)

By disease, injury or toxic agent during or arising from employment;

(f)

While not under the care of a physician during the period immediately previous to death;

(g)

Related to disease which might constitute a threat to the public health; or

(h)

In which a human body apparently has been disposed of in an offensive manner.

(2)

As used in this section, “offensive manner” means a manner offensive to the generally accepted standards of the community. [1973 c.408 §12; 1979 c.744 §4; 1985 c.207 §1]

See annotations under ORS 146.030 in permanent edition.

Chapter 146

Law Review Citations

10 WLJ 2-10 (1973)


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