Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Investigation of Death -- Autopsy

Inquiry Report

46-4-123. Inquiry report. (1) The coroner shall make a full report of the facts discovered in all human deaths requiring an inquiry under the provisions of 46-4-122.

(2) The inquiry report must be:

(a) made using the Montana coroner death management system, if implemented and operational by the local agency;

(b) initiated within 24 hours after the death investigation; and

(c) completed as promptly as reasonable and commensurate with the availability of investigation information, excluding confidential criminal justice information and any other investigative material not necessary to determine cause or manner of death until the case is closed or charges are filed.

(3) The coroner and the medical examiner must each have access to the system. The coroner shall make a copy of the system inquiry report available to the county attorney.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 660, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 268, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 123, L. 2021.