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May 10, 2001
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TO AMEND SECTION 30-4-40, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO MATTERS EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE FOR PURPOSES OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SO AS TO EXEMPT ALL DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS OF AND INCIDENTAL TO AN AUTOPSY.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 30-4-40(a) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 122 of 1999, is further amended by adding an appropriately numbered item at the end to read:
"( ) Photographs or videos of and incidental to the performance of an autopsy, except that the photographs or videos may be viewed by:
(i) a law enforcement agency, for official use only;
(ii) parents of the deceased, surviving spouse, guardian, personal representative, or next of kin; or
(iii) an individual entitled to bring a wrongful death action on behalf of the deceased."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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