110 CMR 11.19 - Autopsy
For children in the care of the Department at the time of their death, the right to consent or refuse to consent to an autopsy belongs to the parent(s). The Department shall not consent to an autopsy for children who die while in the care of the Department, unless the Department, after diligent efforts, is unable to contact the parent(s) to seek their consent, in which case the Department may then consent.
For wards or children in the custody of the Department at the time of their death, the Department may request and may consent to an autopsy.
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