~ autopsy photos are exempt from north carolina’s public records act ~

The North Carolina state Senate has passed a law removing autopsy photos and recordings from public access.

State or local medical examiners could provide copies of autopsy photos and video and audio recordings largely only to court officers, police and the dead person’s family. A physician, for example, could copy the photos and other recordings to provide expert witness to a media outlet about the death, as long as the copies aren’t revealed. Read the article

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