§338-23  Permit for removal, burial, or other disposition of body.  When a death or fetal death occurs or a dead body is found, the body shall not be disposed of or removed from the registration district until a written permit has been issued by the local agent of the department of health, except that if the dead fetus is less than twenty-four weeks of gestation, no permit shall be required and except that if the death occurred as a result of an accident or other casualty occurrence, the local agent of the department of health may orally authorize the dead bodies to be removed from a registration district and airlifted or otherwise directly transported to the Honolulu registration district for the preparation and filing of death certificates and the issuance of written permits for further disposition. [L 1949, c 327, §27; am L 1951, c 92, §4; RL 1955, §57-26; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §19; HRS §338-23; am L 1981, c 113, §4]