File No. 33141

This notice was published in the December 1, 2009, issue (Vol. 2009, No. 23) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Health, Medical Examiner

Rule R448-20

Access to Medical Examiner Reports

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 33141
Filed: 11/04/2009 12:05:57 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

This rule is authorized by Section 26-1-5. It establishes who may, under the provisions of Subsection 26-4-17(3), access medical examiner reports generated in the investigation of a death.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No comments received during the last five years.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule clarifies the definition of "next of kin" for the purposes of who may obtain records from the Office of the Medical Examiner. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Medical Examiner
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84113-1105

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Todd Grey at the above address, by phone at 801-584-8410, by FAX at 801-584-8435, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]



Authorized by:

David Sundwall, Executive Director

Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Todd Grey at the above address, by phone at 801-584-8410, by FAX at 801-584-8435, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].