BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 11.62 Births, Deaths and Burial Part VI

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Chapter 11.62
Births, Deaths and Burial


11.62.390 Established.
11.62.400 Officers and employees.
11.62.410 Duties of superintendent.
11.62.420 Unidentified bodies.
11.62.430 Daily reports.
11.62.440 Requisitions for supplies.
11.62.450 Expense account.


Art. XIII 14--C(c) Division of health.


24.269 et seq.Burial of the dead and cemeteries.

11.62.390 Established.

There is hereby established a municipal morgue for the temporary care of dead human bodies. The morgue shall be open at all hours of the day and night.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 36: 1960 C. 19.010.)


58.240, 58.250 Morgues in cities of 500,000 inhabitants or more.

11.62.400 Officers and employees.

The coroner is hereby authorized and directed to appoint a superintendent for the municipal morgue, an assistant superintendent and two porters, whose duties shall be those indicated by their respective titles.
(1948 C. Ch. 18 37: 1960 C. 19.020.)


58.700 Medical examiner

11.62.410 Duties of superintendent.

The superintendent, and in his absence the assistant superintendent, shall exercise immediate controls and supervision of the municipal morgue building and all property therein contained. He shall keep a record book in which anyone may record the name of a missing person and description of such person and clothing, together with the address to which such information may be sent respecting such missing person.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 38: 1960 C. 19.030.)

11.62.420 Unidentified bodies.

Upon the reception of an unidentified dead body the Coroner shall be notified as soon as practicable and a full description of such body and of the clothing and articles found thereon shall be at once prepared by the Superintendent or, in his absence, by the Assistant Superintendent. The clothing and all articles found on such body and the above-mentioned description thereof shall be so arranged and placed in the morgue as to be open to view for inspection and identification by the public. Any person having a real and legitimate reason for inspecting any unidentified dead body may be allowed to view the same.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 39: 1960 C. 19.040.)

11.62.430 Daily reports.

The Superintendent shall daily make a report to the Coroner and also to the Health Commissioner showing the date of reception of each unidentified body, with a brief description thereof, stating whether male or female and white or colored, probable age, mode of death and place where found. He shall also file a report concerning identified bodies giving the following details:

A. Date of reception;

B. Name, age, profession or business, and residence;

C. Cause of death;

D. Hour and date of death;

E. Place of death;

F. By whom removed;

G. Name of undertaker;

H. Place of burial.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 40: 1960 C. 19.050.)

11.62.440 Requisitions for supplies.

The Coroner shall make requisition on the Supply Commissioner for all articles needed for the municipal morgue.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 41: 1960 C. 19.060.)

11.62.450 Expense account.

The Coroner shall cause to be kept in suitable books a full and correct account of all expenses of the municipal morgue. Before any money is paid, the accounts shall be examined and approved by the Mayor.
(1948 C. Ch. 10 42: 1960 C. 19.070.)

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