872.01 Dealing in dead bodies.—Whoever buys, sells, or has in his or her possession for the purpose of buying or selling or trafficking in the dead body of any human being shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083; provided, however, that nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prohibit the obtaining, dissecting, using, and disposing of dead bodies for the purpose of teaching or other appropriate university research by any medical school, dental school, school of nursing, or other university research or teaching unit which is a part of a regularly established or chartered institution of higher learning under the laws of the state.
History.—s. 26, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2625; GS 3545; RGS 5446; CGL 7589; s. 1, ch. 22057, 1943; s. 1, ch. 26724, 1951; s. 1133, ch. 71-136; s. 1407, ch. 97-102.