WVC 61 - 12 - 13
§61-12-13. Reports and records received as evidence; copies.
Reports of investigations and autopsies, and the records
thereof, on file in the office of the chief medical examiner or in
the office of any county medical examiner, shall be received as
evidence in any court or other proceeding, and copies of records,
photographs, laboratory findings and records on file in the office
of the chief medical examiner or in the office of any county
medical examiner, when duly attested by the chief medical examiner
or by the county medical examiner, assistant county medical
examiner or coroner in whose office the same are filed, shall be
received as evidence in any court or other proceeding for any
purpose for which the original could be received without any proof
of the official character of the person whose name is signed
thereto unless objected to by counsel: Provided,
of witnesses or other persons and conclusions upon extraneous
matters are not hereby made admissible.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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