Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 58
Coroners and Inquests

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August 28, 2013

58.010. Office of coroner (certain counties).
58.020. Coroner, election--term of office (certain counties).
58.030. Qualifications.
58.040. Vacancy filled by governor.
58.050. Oath--bond.
58.060. Bond--sufficiency, how determined (certain counties).
58.070. Failure to give bond--office vacated.
58.090. Salary in lieu of fees (certain second class counties).
58.095. Compensation of county coroner--training program, attendance required,
when, expenses, compensation (noncharter counties).
58.096. Compensation of deputy coroner, additional--training program,
58.100. Fees (third and fourth class counties).
58.120. Travel expense (counties of third and fourth classification).
58.160. Deputies, appointment, compensation.
58.180. To be conservator of the peace.
58.190. To execute process when sheriff disqualified.
58.200. To perform duties of sheriff when office is vacant.
58.205. Sheriff or chief deputy to perform coroner's duties, when.
58.206. Special deputy coroner or special deputy medical examiner may be
appointed, when--record-keeping requirements.
58.215. Coroner to file death certificates with registrar of vital statistics,
when--compensation for extra duty.
58.260. Coroner may issue warrant to summon coroner's jury, when.
58.270. Sheriff to execute warrant.
58.280. Failure to execute warrant--penalty.
58.290. Failure of juror to appear--penalty.
58.300. Coroner to administer an oath to the jurors.
58.310. Charge to be given to jury by coroner.
58.320. Jury to remain together--exception.
58.330. Coroner to issue subpoenas.
58.340. Coroner to administer oath to witnesses.
58.350. Evidence to be reduced to writing.
58.360. Jury to deliver verdict in writing.
58.370. Death by felony--duty of coroner.
58.375. Reports of coroner (certain counties)--solicitation regarding funeral
arrangements prohibited--embalming of body required, when.
58.380. Coroner to issue a writ of attachment for witnesses, when.
58.390. Attachment, how served--fees to be paid, by whom.
58.400. Sheriff unable to execute duties, warrant may be directed to
58.410. Witnesses--discharged, when--may be fined or imprisoned, when.
58.420. Coroner to notify witnesses to appear.
58.430. Witness attached may be discharged on bail.
58.440. Refusal to testify--penalty.
58.445. Deaths due to motor vehicle or motorized watercraft accidents--report
required when--tests for alcohol and drugs, when.
58.449. Test results, how used, released, when.
58.451. Death to be reported and investigated by coroner, certain counties,
when--place of death, two counties involved, how
determined--efforts to accommodate organ donation.
58.452. Child's death under age eighteen, notice to coroner by persons having
knowledge--referral to child fatality review panel,
when--procedure for nonsuspicious death, form, duties--autopsy,
child death pathologist, when--disagreement on need for autopsy,
procedure--violation by coroner, penalty.
58.455. Death certificate, how furnished, form, where filed, when (certain
58.457. Penalty for failure to report death (certain counties).
58.460. Disposition of body a duty of coroner, when.
58.470. Death by poisoning--coroner may have analysis and examination made.
58.490. Unclaimed money or property found on deceased, turned over to
public administrator by coroner.
58.500. Duty of public administrator on receipt of money or property.
58.510. (Repealed L. 2007 S.B. 22 A merged with S.B. 497 A)
58.520. Fees of coroners.
58.530. Additional fees, when allowed.
58.540. Compensation for taking testimony.
58.550. Liability for costs.
58.560. Surgeon's fee for postmortem examination, how paid.
58.570. Coroner to certify costs to county commission.
58.580. Costs and fees, when not allowed.
58.590. When costs to be paid by relatives.
58.600. Fraudulent charges--penalty.
58.610. Costs, when paid in advance.
58.620. Coroner's duties as to costs.
58.700. Medical examiner appointed, certain counties--option for certain
counties with elected office of coroner to retain coroner or appoint
a medical examiner, procedure, compensation.
58.705. Qualifications, tenure--vacancy, how filled (certain counties).
58.710. Assistant examiners and employees--appointment, compensation (certain
58.715. Duties of medical examiner--prosecuting attorney to act as sheriff,
when (certain counties).
58.720. Medical examiner, certain counties, to investigate, when--death
certificate issued, when--place of death--two counties involved,
how determined--efforts to accommodate organ donation.
58.722. Child's death under age eighteen, notice to medical examiner by
persons having knowledge--referral to child fatality review
panel, when--procedure for nonsuspicious death, form,
duties--autopsy, child death pathologist, when--disagreement on
need for autopsy, procedure--violation by medical examiner,
58.725. Autopsy, when--performed by whom--report filed (certain counties).
58.730. Law enforcement officers to cooperate with medical examiner (certain
58.735. Dead body, how disposed of (certain counties).
58.740. Records, contents, how kept (certain counties)
58.745. Oaths, shall administer--examinations--affidavits (certain counties).
58.750. Penalty for failing to supply information (certain counties).
58.755. (Repealed L. 2007 S.B. 613 Revision A)
58.760. Election to adopt, when--form of ballot--transition provisions
(certain counties).
58.765. Two or more counties may contract for medical examiner to serve them
jointly (certain counties).
58.770. Pituitary gland to be retained when autopsy is performed unless
decedent or next of kin has indicated a contrary intention.
58.775. Applicability of definitions.
58.780. Cooperation with procurement organization required--postmortem
examination requirements--removal of body parts permitted, when.
58.785. Release of decedent information to procurement organizations,
when--medicolegal examination permitted--recovery of body parts,

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