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State Law Provides for Autopsy for Terri Schiavo
Florida Statutes ^ | 2004 | State of Florida

Posted on 03/27/2005 5:31:49 PM PST by eartotheground

406.11 Examinations, investigations, and autopsies.--

(1) In any of the following circumstances involving the death of a human being, the medical examiner of the district in which the death occurred or the body was found shall determine the cause of death and shall, for that purpose, make or have performed such examinations, investigations, and autopsies as he or she shall deem necessary or as shall be requested by the state attorney:

(a) When any person dies in the state:

1. Of criminal violence.

2. By accident.

3. By suicide.

4. Suddenly, when in apparent good health.

5. Unattended by a practicing physician or other recognized practitioner.

6. In any prison or penal institution.

7. In police custody.

8. In any suspicious or unusual circumstance.

9. By criminal abortion.

10. By poison.

11. By disease constituting a threat to public health.

12. By disease, injury, or toxic agent resulting from employment.

(b) When a dead body is brought into the state without proper medical certification.

(c) When a body is to be cremated, dissected, or buried at sea.

(2)(a) The district medical examiner shall have the authority in any case coming under subsection (1) to perform, or have performed, whatever autopsies or laboratory examinations he or she deems necessary and in the public interest to determine the identification of or cause or manner of death of the deceased or to obtain evidence necessary for forensic examination.

(b) The Medical Examiners Commission shall adopt rules, pursuant to chapter 120, providing for the notification of the next of kin that an investigation by the medical examiner's office is being conducted. A medical examiner may not retain or furnish any body part of the deceased for research or any other purpose which is not in conjunction with a determination of the identification of or cause or manner of death of the deceased or the presence of disease or which is not otherwise authorized by this chapter, part X of chapter 732, or chapter 873, without notification of and approval by the next of kin.

(3) The Medical Examiners Commission may adopt rules incorporating by reference parameters or guidelines of practice or standards of conduct relating to examinations, investigations, or autopsies performed by medical examiners.

History.--s. 6, ch. 70-232; s. 26, ch. 73-334; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 1, ch. 87-166; s. 29, ch. 97-103; s. 3, ch. 98-253.


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KEYWORDS: crimes; euthanasia; felos; greer; murder; righttodie; righttolife; schiavo; schindler; terri
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1 posted on 03/27/2005 5:31:50 PM PST by eartotheground
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To: eartotheground
since when has the law mattered in the hands of the judges in this case? and even if there is an autopsy, the odds of incriminating evidence not being covered up is way remote.
2 posted on 03/27/2005 5:33:06 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("remember, from ashes you came, to ashes you will return.")
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To: eartotheground

so which of those listed reasons apply?

I don't see one that triggers an autopsy...


3 posted on 03/27/2005 5:33:40 PM PST by Ethrane ("semper consolar")
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To: eartotheground

You can count on Judge Greer stifling any such effort.


4 posted on 03/27/2005 5:33:50 PM PST by SolutionsOnly (but some people really NEED to be offended...)
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To: eartotheground

Hmmm, I wonder if the coronor has any ties to Felos or the Judge?


5 posted on 03/27/2005 5:33:54 PM PST by Nachum ( "Let everyone get a move on and take some hilltops! Whatever we take, will be ours- Ariel Sharon)
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To: Ethrane

cremation...besides JB can mandate a autopsy through the DCI


6 posted on 03/27/2005 5:34:33 PM PST by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: Ethrane

section (c) , perhaps ?


7 posted on 03/27/2005 5:34:36 PM PST by ikka
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To: eartotheground
...the medical examiner of the district in which the death occurred or the body was found shall determine the cause of death and shall, for that purpose, make or have performed such examinations, investigations, and autopsies as he or she shall deem necessary or as shall be requested by the state attorney:

Let me guess. The medical examiner of the district and the state attorney are both on the board of the hospice in which Terri is being held.

8 posted on 03/27/2005 5:34:36 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: eartotheground

State law also provides for the protection and removal of Terri due to neglect and abuse, but it is being ignored.


9 posted on 03/27/2005 5:34:49 PM PST by Daisy4
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To: eartotheground

If a person dies under a doctor's care in a hospital environment, no autopsy is required in Florida.


10 posted on 03/27/2005 5:35:38 PM PST by E=MC<sup>2</sup> (...And on the 666th day, satan created the demonrat party.)
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To: Daisy4
State law also provides for the protection and removal of Terri due to neglect and abuse, but it is being ignored.

exactly.

11 posted on 03/27/2005 5:35:39 PM PST by the invisib1e hand ("remember, from ashes you came, to ashes you will return.")
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To: Ethrane

(c) When a body is to be cremated, dissected, or buried at sea.


12 posted on 03/27/2005 5:36:11 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Ethrane

1,7,8,(c)


13 posted on 03/27/2005 5:36:25 PM PST by eartotheground (trial lawyers are destroying the medical industry)
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To: E=MC<sup>2</sup>

Of course an autopsy is not required. This statute simply lays out the grounds for ordering one.


14 posted on 03/27/2005 5:38:09 PM PST by eartotheground (trial lawyers are destroying the medical industry)
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To: eartotheground

Since when has lawed mattered to this Judge?


15 posted on 03/27/2005 5:39:42 PM PST by sandbar
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To: Ethrane

And no autopsy is required"

"make or have performed such examinations, investigations, and autopsies as he or she shall deem necessary>

He makes an "investigation." Case closed.


16 posted on 03/27/2005 5:39:45 PM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: Daisy4

It seems like too many laws, legal and moral, have been broken already.

The legal requirement for a autopsy...well, that'll be thrown to the side as well.


17 posted on 03/27/2005 5:39:49 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Nachum

From what I have read on the net, Judge Greer's wife is on one of the boards or committees of this particular hospice which Terri is in


18 posted on 03/27/2005 5:40:09 PM PST by BushWonGore'sDone
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To: Ethrane

Michael plans to have her cremated.


19 posted on 03/27/2005 5:40:29 PM PST by Virginia Queen (Virginia Queen)
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To: Nachum
This whole matter is populated by incestuous relationships between the Judge, Felos, the Sheriff and even Sciavo's girlfriend (Whose mother worked in the Sherriff's Dept for 20 Years). Sciavo himself is employed by the Sheriff's Dept. as a nurse for prisoners I believe. The Hospice Board has all kinds of conflicted relationships as well.

This small town, mutual back scratching justice makes some of the 60's Southern Justice stories seem downright above board in their administration of justice practices.

20 posted on 03/27/2005 5:41:29 PM PST by drt1
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To: eartotheground

statute of limitations issue?


21 posted on 03/27/2005 5:42:08 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: eartotheground

One of two things will happen:

1) The body will be cremated with no autopsy

2) The autopsy will be performed by either hospice or Pinellas County personnel and report nothing out of the ordinary, but no details will be made available.


22 posted on 03/27/2005 5:42:30 PM PST by thoughtomator (Prepare yourself for industrialized euthanasia)
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To: SolutionsOnly

Nothing in Florida will happen unles Judge Greer permits it. Events have proven that he is the supreme authority in that state.


23 posted on 03/27/2005 5:42:40 PM PST by dagnabbit (Vincente Fox's opening line at the Mexico-USA summit meeting: "Bring out the Gimp!")
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To: eartotheground

What about for historic medical scientific future RESEARCH records?


24 posted on 03/27/2005 5:42:42 PM PST by maestro
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To: Ethrane

Both unusual circumstances and cremation apply. The husband wats to cremate immediately.


25 posted on 03/27/2005 5:43:09 PM PST by thoughtomator (Prepare yourself for industrialized euthanasia)
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To: the invisib1e hand
I agree. There's a difference between The Law and the decisions of judges these days. That may be Florida Law, but what if some European Nation's Law is cited instead? Is this law consistant with what they do in Holland? Germany? Thailand? Angola? I'm sure if a Judge Greer spins the globe he'll come up with some nation that is consistant with how HE will RULE.


26 posted on 03/27/2005 5:43:29 PM PST by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: drt1

I wonder if hospice "enrollment" will dive or climb after this?


27 posted on 03/27/2005 5:43:38 PM PST by k2blader (It is neither compassionate nor conservative to support the expansion of socialism.)
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To: eartotheground

Judgenfuhrer Greer: "We may burn her alive after torturing her by starvation.
Congress, Jeb Bush, and Congressal subpoenas aren't even worth a bucket of warm spit."

28 posted on 03/27/2005 5:43:44 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: eartotheground

The operant question is "Does judge Greer allow an autopsy" because he is after all the most powerful man in floriduh.


29 posted on 03/27/2005 5:44:02 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Ethrane

s.406.11(1)(b)


30 posted on 03/27/2005 5:44:18 PM PST by northernlightsII
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To: SolutionsOnly

Judge Greer belongs in jail


31 posted on 03/27/2005 5:44:25 PM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: eartotheground
We are told that Judge Greer is "legally blind." He is also "blind legally," meaning that no statute will stand in his way. Terri will be promptly cremated, no autopsy, all the evidence reduced to ashes.
32 posted on 03/27/2005 5:45:01 PM PST by Malesherbes
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To: the invisib1e hand

what happened to loose lips sink ships?


33 posted on 03/27/2005 5:45:10 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: thoughtomator

:-(


34 posted on 03/27/2005 5:45:14 PM PST by k2blader (It is neither compassionate nor conservative to support the expansion of socialism.)
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To: thoughtomator

Not neccessarily, the state Med examiner can be called in by JB


35 posted on 03/27/2005 5:45:28 PM PST by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: northernlightsII

my bad s 406.11.(1)(c)


36 posted on 03/27/2005 5:45:35 PM PST by northernlightsII
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To: longtermmemmory

statute of limitations issue?




Expired according to an article I read by the attorney general of the county. Very convenient, huh? They have the whole case sowed up. This is very chilling.


37 posted on 03/27/2005 5:45:47 PM PST by Daisy4
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To: Daisy4

never for homicide


38 posted on 03/27/2005 5:46:47 PM PST by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: traderrob6

Not neccessarily, the state Med examiner can be called in by JB



Won't happen.


39 posted on 03/27/2005 5:46:51 PM PST by Daisy4
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To: Daisy4

Glad to see we have a clairvoyant in the group, I'll wait and see


40 posted on 03/27/2005 5:48:08 PM PST by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: Daisy4

Statute for wrongful death civil action?


41 posted on 03/27/2005 5:48:31 PM PST by eartotheground (trial lawyers are destroying the medical industry)
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To: traderrob6

Section 2a sounds right.I wonder if the ME has the stones,he/she appears to have the authority.


42 posted on 03/27/2005 5:49:26 PM PST by smoothsailing (Eagles Up !!)
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To: drt1
This small town, mutual back scratching justice makes some of the 60's Southern Justice stories seem downright above board in their administration of justice practices.

You are absolutely right, and why some people continue to ignore this angle baffles me. I can understand people being of different minds on a lot of the issues here, but this is not one of them. Cronyism, collusion, conspiracy... call it what you will, but this is not justice, but rather something that an HONEST FEDERAL JUDGE would be all over.

I can dream.

(At least until Greer, Whittemore and assorted assclowns of the 11th rule that I can't.)

43 posted on 03/27/2005 5:52:25 PM PST by niteowl77
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To: eartotheground

This is pretty silly. We all know that there's not going to be an autopsy. There really isn't a need for one because everyone will know the cause of death.

An autopsy at this point would be a real waste of taxpayers money because the only reason anyone would want one done on her would be to satisfy the tin-foil hat crowd.


44 posted on 03/27/2005 5:52:56 PM PST by imfleck
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To: smoothsailing

Have to be a Governors directive for it to be assured


45 posted on 03/27/2005 5:53:12 PM PST by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: eartotheground

Statute for wrongful death civil action?



Staute of limitations has expired. Even with all the evidence the Schlinders have, the initial abuse of Terri occurred in 1990, which is 15 years ago. I think this is why Michael waited so long to come forth and say his wife would never want to live this way. Everyone is asking why did he wait so long? He is one cunning person. He planned it this way right from the get go.


46 posted on 03/27/2005 5:53:55 PM PST by Daisy4
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To: k2blader
Don't know about impact on Hospice enrollment from this.

What I do know is I've never been as angry with any person I do not know personally as I am now at M Sciavo. His gratuitous pursuit of this matter and his cruelty to the Schindler family enrages me. His selfish refusal to bow out and give his ex-Wife into the care of her family using the outrageous excuse of his love for her is personally offensive to me in the extreme. Pure scum, deserving of serious repercussions for his behavior IMO.

47 posted on 03/27/2005 5:54:07 PM PST by drt1
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To: imfleck

Examination of the bone injuries in more detail, ACCURATE analysis of brain and heart damage with potential cause....Yea sounds like a waste to me


48 posted on 03/27/2005 5:55:35 PM PST by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: Daisy4

The actually death was perpetrated up untill the last hearing of the last appeal, the abuse would have just been a part of the entire "wrongful act"


49 posted on 03/27/2005 5:57:36 PM PST by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: eartotheground

What makes you think they don't have a medical examiner in their pocket as well as doctors, legislators, lawyers, judges and hospice administrators? Death is a lucrative busiess in Florida, and a lot of interests have a piece of it. The laws that don't serve the pro-death agenda are disposed of or ignored.


50 posted on 03/27/2005 5:59:10 PM PST by sweetliberty (Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.)
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