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     34-26-1.   Personal right to direct disposition of body and bodily parts--Inconsistent statutes not applicable. Every person has the right to direct the manner in which his body or any part thereof shall be disposed of after his death, and to direct the manner in which any part of his body which becomes separated therefrom during his lifetime shall be disposed of. The provisions of §§ 34-26-4 to 34-26-7, inclusive, and of §§ 34-26-14 to 34-26-19, inclusive, do not apply where such person has given directions for the disposal of his body or any part thereof inconsistent with those provisions.

Source: PenC 1877, § 348; CL 1887, § 6549; RPenC 1903, § 353; RC 1919, § 3867; SDC 1939, § 27.1301; SL 1963, ch 152.

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