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From: "Darrell A. Martin" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] OT: Date of death
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 18:37:17 -0500
At 05:52 PM 10/23/02 -0400, wrote:
>In a message dated 10/23/2002 4:32:50 PM Central Standard Time,
> > Jeff, you have it spot on when you say:
> > > From my time in the police, a person was not dead until he/she was
> > > pronounced dead by a doctor. You may be wrong but doctors are
> qualified to
> > > make those pronouncements.
> > James
>James and Jeff,
>So if I don't call in a doctor, can I keep a person "alive" indefinitely? <G>
>Teresa Ghee Elliott
The precise law varies among jurisdictions, but there are always provisions
for determining the date and time of death even when long after the fact.
Otherwise dear old Grandma could keep collecting her Social Security checks
(and if you had power of attorney you could keep cashing them) until the
coroner battered in the door....
Darrell Allen MARTIN
a native Vermonter currently in exile in Addison, Illinois
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