Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 1. Investigation of Death -- Autopsy

Inquiry Report

46-4-123. Inquiry report. 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. In the case of a fetal death inquiry under 46-4-122, the department of justice shall adopt rules for respectful transportation and delivery of the fetus to the place where the autopsy will be performed. The rules must require that a fetus be transported in a crush-proof container and be labeled with the words "fragile--human remains inside". The report must be made in triplicate on a form provided by the division of forensic sciences of the department of justice. The coroner and the medical examiner shall each retain one copy and shall deliver the other copy to the county attorney. If the coroner orders an autopsy during the course of an inquiry, the coroner shall also provide the medical examiner with a copy of the autopsy report. The forms must be completed and distributed as provided in this section as promptly as practicable.

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