59. When a body is to be offered to an educational institution, it is the duty of the institution or the police department in charge of the body to communicate with the physician in charge immediately.
Such is the case where instructions to that effect regarding an unclaimed body have been received from the physician in charge, or where the deceased person has left a document which he signed offering his body, after his death, for medical or scientific purposes.
The cost of transporting the body shall be paid by the educational institution to which it is sent.
1977, c. 47, s. 5; 1985, c. 23, s. 20; 1992, c. 21, s. 375; 1997, c. 77, s. 4.