Maine Revised Statutes

§1562-A. Death of a person in custody

When a person in custody dies, an examination and inquest must be held, and the sheriff or jailer shall cause a medical examiner to be immediately notified for that purpose pursuant to Title 22, section 3025. For purposes of this section, "custody" means custody pursuant to an arrest, confinement in a county jail or other county correctional facility or when the person is on the way to or from a courthouse or any of these places while in the custody of a county law enforcement officer or county corrections official. The medical examiner shall also review the case file and relevant medical records and determine whether an autopsy is needed. If the medical examiner determines that an autopsy is needed, an autopsy must be performed. [2011, c. 420, Pt. D, §3 (AMD); 2011, c. 420, Pt. D, §6 (AFF).]

2011, c. 60, §2 (NEW). 2011, c. 420, Pt. D, §3 (AMD). 2011, c. 420, Pt. D, §6 (AFF).