OR: County moves to ban for-profit displays of human remains

Source: US News & World Report

“The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners in Portland, Oregon, has unanimously moved to ban the for-profit display of human remains. The move came Thursday after the body of a Louisiana World War II veteran — whose wife thought she donated his body to science — was dissected in front of a paying audience at a Portland hotel, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. The ordinance is expected to be formally approved next week and institutes a $1,000 fine per violation, per day. County attorney Rob Sinnott said those who violate the ordinance must also turn over any resulting profits. Displays of human remains for ‘legitimate ceremonial and educational purposes’ are exempt. Kimberly DiLeo, the county’s chief medicolegal death investigator, led efforts to draft the ordinance after she unsuccessfully tried to prevent the Oct. 17 for-profit autopsy at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.” (04/28/22)

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2022-04-14/county-moves-to-ban-for-profit-displays-of-human-remains