The Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution in support of an Assembly bill sponsored by two Hudson legislators that would require medical examiners to perform autopsies “in all cases of compelling public necessity.”Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The resolution, in support of Assembly bill A5248, passed by a vote of 8-0(1), with all freeholders voting yes, except for Gerry Balmir (D-3) – who was absent.
The bill, introduced by Assemblymen Nick Chiaravalloti (D-31) and Raj Mukherji (D-33) “requires medical examiners to perform dissections or autopsies in all cases of compelling public necessity, including deaths of prison, jail, or penitentiary inmates.”
Back in September, the Hudson freeholders passed a resolution urging the state legislature to update the State Medical Examiner’s Act, as only Hudson County View reported.