Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 194
Death--Disposition of Dead Bodies

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August 28, 2013

194.005. Death, legal definition.
194.010. Encasement of bodies to be shipped.
194.020. Hermetically sealed coffin, specifications.
194.060. Transportation of dead body by common carrier, requirements.
194.070. Preparation of certain bodies for shipment supervised by health
194.080. Preparation of certain dead bodies for shipment.
194.090. Preparation necessary for bodies of persons who died of certain
communicable diseases.
194.100. Transportation of bodies where cause of death is noncontagious.
194.105. Disinterment for transport to location outside original
cemetery--notice, to whom, contents.
194.110. Penalty for violation.
194.115. Autopsy--consent required--penalty for violation--availability of
report, to whom.
194.117. Sudden infant death--notification--autopsy by certified child death
pathologist required, procedure, release to parents or
guardian--cost, how paid--department of health and senior
services duties--rules and regulations.
194.119. Right of sepulcher, the right to choose and control final disposition
of a dead human body.
194.120. Missouri state anatomical board--members--responsibilities.
194.130. Meetings of board--organization--funds.
194.140. Acceptance of provisions of this law--bond--prohibited actions
and penalties.
194.150. Disposal of paupers' bodies.
194.160. Distribution of bodies.
194.170. Autopsy not to be held, when.
194.180. Penalty for violation.
194.197. Depth at which body is buried may be regulated.
194.200. Disposition of a stillborn child, definitions, duties of hospital,
duties of parents, collection of costs, penalties.
194.210. Definitions.
194.215. Applicability of law.
194.220. Registry to be established--gift may be made by whom.
194.225. Procedure for making a gift--donor cards, requirements--gift made by
will, effect of.
194.230. Amendment or revocation, procedure.
194.233. (Repealed L. 2008 S.B. 1139 A)
194.235. Refusal to make a gift, evidenced how, requirements.
194.240. Person other than donor barred from making, amending, or revoking
donor's gift--revocation not a bar to making a gift--parent may
revoke or amend a gift of a child.
194.245. Gift for transplantation, therapy, research, or education, priority
list for persons making.
194.250. Document of gift, procedure.
194.255. Persons eligible to receive gift in the document of gift--gifts not
naming persons, effect of--refusal of gift required when.
194.260. Reasonable search to identify donors--immunity from liability, when.
194.263. Delivery of document of gift not required--examination and copying of
document permitted, when.
194.265. Referral to procurement organization, diligent search of donor
registry required--reasonable examination of body parts
permitted, when--search for minor's parents required,
when--attending physician shall not procure, when.
194.270. Hospitals to enter into agreements with procurement organizations.
194.275. Purchase or sale of body parts for valuable consideration
194.280. Falsification of documents, penalty.
194.285. Immunity from liability, when.
194.290. Declarations and advance health care directives--definitions--gift in
conflict with, donor or physician to resolve.
194.292. Requirements for valid execution of a document of gift--presumption of
validity, when--requirements for out-of-state execution of
194.293. Uniformity of law a consideration in construing statutory provisions.
194.294. Effect of law on certain federal acts.
194.295. Embalmers authorized to enucleate eyes, when.
194.297. Organ donor program fund established--funding, administration,
purpose--transfer to general revenue prohibited.
194.299. Money in organ donor program fund, how expended.
194.300. Organ donation advisory committee established in department of health
and senior services, appointment, qualifications, expenses, terms.
194.302. Advisory committee's powers and duties--annual report, due when.
194.304. Transfer of donor registry information, department of revenue to
cooperate--registry requirements.
194.307. Effective date for sections 194.240, 194.297 through 194.304 and
section 302.171.
194.350. Disposition of cremated remains--if no directions are given,
procedure, notice.
194.360. Veterans, cremated remains--definitions--funeral establishment or
coroner, authorized release of identifying information, to
whom--release of remains, when--immunity from liability.
194.375. Citation of law--definitions.
194.378. Final disposition of fetal remains, mother has right to determine.
194.381. Means of disposition.
194.384. Written standards required for protection of mother's right to
determine final disposition.
194.387. Miscarriage--mother's right to determine final disposition of
remains--counseling made available, when.
194.390. Right to legal abortion not affected.
194.400. Definitions.
194.405. Scope of law.
194.406. Unmarked human burials, knowledge or discovery--notice to local law
enforcement officer or state historic preservation
officer--jurisdiction, how determined.
194.407. State historic preservation officer, jurisdiction of unmarked human
burials, duties--general archaeological investigation,
when--professional archaeologist, advise state historic
preservation officer, when.
194.408. State historic preservation officer, reinterment, duties--consultation
with unmarked human burial consultation committee, when.
194.409. Unmarked human burial consultation committee, established--seven
members, qualifications--state historic preservation officer,
chairman--meetings, when--members serve without
remuneration--expenses--federal law.
194.410. Human burial sites--knowingly disturb, penalty--appropriation for
sale, penalty.
194.425. Abandonment of a corpse without notifying authorities, penalty.
194.500. Definitions.
194.503. Right-of-way--use of lead vehicles--emergency vehicles with
right-of-way, when.
194.506. Following distance--flashing emergency lights used, when--toll-free
passage, when.
194.509. Regulations for nonparticipating vehicle operators--violations,
194.512. Use of amber lights for motorcycles--ordinances permitted.

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