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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_70 > GS_70-35

§ 70‑35.  Disposition ofhuman skeletal remains.

(a)        If the skeletalremains are Native American, the Executive Director, after consultation with anappropriate tribal group or community, shall determine the ultimate dispositionof the remains after the analysis.

(b)        If the skeletalremains are other than Native American and the next of kin have beenidentified, the next of kin shall have authority concerning the ultimatedisposition of the remains after the analysis.

(c)        If the StateArchaeologist has received no information or communication concerning theidentity or next of kin of the deceased, the skeletal remains shall betransferred to the State Archaeologist and permanently curated according tostandard museum procedures after adequate skeletal analysis. (1981, c. 853, s. 2; 2007‑484,s. 10(h).)