Governor Lee Signs Law Removing Public Access To Autopsies Of Minors Who Are Victims Of Violent Crime

May 7, 2024 | Political News

Governor Bill Lee signed a new law last week that will prevent autopsies for minors who are victims of violent crimes from becoming part of public record.

Current Tennessee law states that all reports of county medical examiners, toxicology reports, and autopsy reports are public documents. The updated law will add two exceptions to that, allowing records involving minors who are injured or killed at the hands of violent offenders to be hidden.