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File #: 20-0626    Version: 1 Name: AN AMENDMENT TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S ORDINANCE
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Held / Deferred in Committee
File created: 12/9/2019 In control: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
On agenda: 1/16/2020 Final action:
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN AMENDMENT TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S ORDINANCE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 38 - Health and Human Services, Article VI - Medical Examiner, Division 1. - Generally, Sections 38-110, 38-122, 38-124, 38-141, of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Sec. 38-110. Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this ordinance, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: Apparent natural death means the death of any person: a. seen by a physician during the six twelve months prior to death; or b. who had an active prescriptions in the twelve months prior to their death for a cardiovascular disease risk factor, cancer, or other natural disease capable of causing sudden death. Sec. 38-122. - Deaths subject to investigation; examination of scene. Upon receipt of a report pursuant to Section 38...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

AN AMENDMENT TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 38 - Health and Human Services, Article VI - Medical Examiner, Division 1. - Generally, Sections 38-110, 38-122, 38-124, 38-141, of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows:

Sec. 38-110. Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this ordinance, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Apparent natural death means the death of any person:

a. seen by a physician during the six twelve months prior to death; or

b. who had an active prescriptions in the twelve months prior to their death for a cardiovascular disease risk factor, cancer, or other natural disease capable of causing sudden death.

Sec. 38-122. - Deaths subject to investigation; examination of scene.

Upon receipt of a report pursuant to Section 38-121, the Medical Examiner or his/her appointed representative shall may go to the location of the body and take charge of same, and shall may begin his/her investigation with an examination of the scene except when permission for removal has been approved pursuant to Section 38-123 or removal is otherwise authorized under Section 38-123 to preserve such body from damage or destruction, or to protect life, safety, or health. Any such removal of the body pursuant to Section 38-123 shall not preclude the Medical Examiner or his/her appointed representative from examining the scene.

Sec. 38-124. - Deaths subject to investigation; decedent's personal property.

(a) The Medical Examiner shall cause an inventory to be taken whenever any valuable personal property, money or papers are found upon or near a dead human body whose death may be subject to investigation under Section 38-118.

(b) The Medical Examiner or his/her properly authorized subordinate shall take charge of the ...

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