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The 2010 Florida Statutes(including Special Session A)

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 406
MEDICAL EXAMINERS; DISPOSITION OF DEAD BODIES
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F.S. 406.61
406.61 Selling, buying, or conveying bodies outside state prohibited; exceptions, penalty.
(1) Any person who sells or buys any body or parts of bodies as described in this chapter or any person except a recognized Florida medical or dental school who transmits or conveys or causes to be transmitted or conveyed such body or parts of bodies to any place outside this state commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in ss. 775.082 and 775.083. However, this chapter does not prohibit the anatomical board from transporting human specimens outside the state for educational or scientific purposes or prohibit the transport of bodies, parts of bodies, or tissue specimens in furtherance of lawful examination, investigation, or autopsy conducted pursuant to s. 406.11. Any person, institution, or organization that conveys bodies or parts of bodies into or out of the state for medical education or research purposes shall notify the anatomical board of such intent and receive approval from the board.
(2) Any entity accredited by the American Association of Museums may convey plastinated bodies or parts of bodies into or out of the state for exhibition and public educational purposes without the consent of the board if the accredited entity:
(a) Notifies the board of the conveyance and the duration and location of the exhibition at least 30 days before the intended conveyance.
(b) Submits to the board a description of the bodies or parts of bodies and the name and address of the company providing the bodies or parts of bodies.
(c) Submits to the board documentation that each body was donated by the decedent or his or her next of kin for purposes of plastination and public exhibition, or, in lieu of such documentation, an affidavit stating that each body was donated directly by the decedent or his or her next of kin for such purposes to the company providing the body and that such company has a donation form on file for the body.
(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (2)(c) and in lieu of the documentation or affidavit required under paragraph (2)(c), for a plastinated body that, before July 1, 2009, was exhibited in this state by any entity accredited by the American Association of Museums, such an accredited entity may submit an affidavit to the board stating that the body was legally acquired and that the company providing the body has acquisition documentation on file for the body. This subsection expires January 1, 2012.
History.s. 16, ch. 28163, 1953; ss. 15, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 144, ch. 71-136; s. 4, ch. 72-40; s. 3, ch. 91-168; s. 1, ch. 93-3; s. 10, ch. 96-251; s. 1, ch. 2009-128.
Note.Former s. 245.16.

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