Section 26-16-112


Published: 2015

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Section 26-16-112

Section 26-16-112Definitions.

For purposes of this arciclet, the following words shall have the following meanings:



(1) FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST. A pathologist trained or with experience in forensic pathology, licensed to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in the State of Alabama and board certified by the American Board of Pathology, or under the direct supervision of a physician with these qualifications.



(2) INFANT DEATH. The sudden death of an person less than one year of age whose death occurs outside the direct care of a physician in a hospital or other health care setting.



(3) SUDDEN UNEXPLAINED INFANT DEATH (SUID). The sudden death of an infant less than one year of age whose death occurs outside the direct care of a physician in a hospital or other health care setting and whose cause of death is not reasonably ascertainable after a thorough investigation and examination by the person signing the death certificate.

(Act 2011-705, p. 2184, §3.)