Privacy of Births and Deaths

No law can mandate the reporting (to any individual or organization) of a human death that was not caused or assisted, in whole or in part, by another human, or of a human pregnancy or birth, nor can any law provide penalties of any sort for failure to report such. Furthermore, except as outlined below, no law can mandate a particular handling method for corpses, and in particular, the family of a deceased human cannot be required to hand over the corpse to any third party, provided the death was not caused or assisted, in whole or in part, by another human.

A corpse must be handled in such a way as to not pose any reasonably avoidable potential or actual risk to the health of others, and specifically must not be directly exposed to the atmosphere at large for longer than one day after death without containment or appropriate disinfecting and preserving chemical treatment.



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