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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 8. Postmortem Examinations and Services
10/23/2021

§ 32.1-285.1. Death of infants under eighteen months of age; autopsies required; definition of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

An autopsy shall be performed in the case of any infant death which is suspected to be attributable to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

For the purposes of this section, "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" (SIDS), a diagnosis of exclusion, means the sudden and unexpected death of an infant less than eighteen months of age whose death remains unexplained after a thorough postmortem examination which includes an autopsy.

1993, c. 965.

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