§49-6A-3. Mandatory reporting to medical examiner or coroner;
Any person or official who is required under section two of
this article to report cases of suspected child abuse or neglect
and who has reasonable cause to suspect that a child has died as a
result of child abuse or neglect, shall report that fact to the
appropriate medical examiner or coroner. Upon the receipt of such
a report, the medical examiner or coroner shall cause an
investigation to be made and report his findings to the police, the
appropriate prosecuting attorney, the local child protective
service agency and, if the institution making a report is a
hospital, to the hospital.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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