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AGO Opinions with Topic: JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN BODIES
AGO 1979 No. 13 >  May 25, 1979
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - COUNTY - CORONER - JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN BODIES
OFFICES AND OFFICERS ‑- COUNTY ‑- CORONER ‑- JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN BODIES The jurisdiction of a county coroner under the first clause of RCW 68.08.010 extends to the body of a deceased person who, although not physically seen by a physician or other medical practitioner within the 36 hours preceding death, was generally under a physician's care for a number of years prior to his death and died ". . . under circumstances which the family physician considers consistent with the serious medical condition with which the deceased had been previously treated for a number of years."
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