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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIX
Chapter 406
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F.S. 406.53
406.53 Unclaimed remains of indigent person; exemption from notice to the anatomical board.A board of county commissioners or its designated county department that receives a report of the unclaimed remains of an indigent person, notwithstanding s. 406.50(1), is not required to notify the anatomical board of the remains if:
(1) The indigent person’s remains are decomposed or mutilated by wounds or if an autopsy is performed on the remains;
(2) A legally authorized person or a relative by blood or marriage claims the remains for final disposition at his or her expense or, if such relative or legally authorized person is also an indigent person, in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the board of county commissioners of the county in which the death occurred or the remains were found;
(3) The deceased person was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, United States Reserve Forces, or National Guard and is eligible for burial in a national cemetery or was the spouse or dependent child of a veteran eligible for burial in a national cemetery; or
(4) A funeral director licensed under chapter 497 certifies that the anatomical board has been notified and either accepted or declined the remains.
History.s. 7, ch. 28163, 1953; s. 1, ch. 67-564; ss. 15, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 81-40; s. 10, ch. 84-114; s. 12, ch. 95-143; s. 88, ch. 95-148; s. 3, ch. 96-251; s. 44, ch. 99-8; s. 143, ch. 2004-301; s. 9, ch. 2013-138.
Note.Former s. 245.08.