The Act serves to regulate certain practices relating to identification, handling, and disposition of dead bodies. This Act further prohibits and punishes the throwing away or abandonment of dead bodies and provides for exceptions. The Act also provides for the retention of health records by providers for at least ten years.
Kinney, Tara and Hamrick, John
"HEALTH Dead Bodies: Enable Regulation Relating to Identification, Handling, and Disposition of Dead Bodies; Create the Offense of Abandonment of a Dead Body,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 19
, Article 38.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol19/iss1/38