62-8-41Autopsy ordered by department upon filing of claim.

Upon the filing of a claim for compensation for death from an occupational disease where an autopsy is necessary accurately and scientifically to ascertain and determine the cause of death, the autopsy shall be ordered by the department. The department may designate a duly licensed physician, who is a specialist in such examinations, to perform or attend the autopsy, and to certify the findings thereon. The findings shall be filed with the department and are a public record.

Source: SDC 1939, § 64.0823 as enacted by SL 1947, ch 426; SL 2008, ch 278, § 75.