Maine Revised Statutes

§2886. Bond for proper disposal; traffic outside of State

No school, college, university, or any recognized medical school in New England, physician or surgeon shall be allowed or permitted to receive any such body or bodies until a bond shall be given to the Treasurer of State by such physician or surgeon, or by and in behalf of such school, college, university or any recognized medical school in New England, to be approved by a justice of a court of record in and for the county in which said physician or surgeon resides, or in which such school, college, university or any recognized medical school in New England is situated. Such bond shall be in the penal sum of $1,000, conditioned that all such bodies, which the said physician or surgeon or the said school, college, university or any recognized medical school in New England shall receive thereafter, shall be used only for the promotion within the state of medical education, which shall be construed to include nursing training and premedical education, and when no longer needed for such educational purposes shall be decently buried. Said bond shall be examined annually in the month of December by the Treasurer of State and he shall certify in writing upon each bond in his possession his approval of the same. In case any bond is not approved by him, he shall immediately notify the party giving the same, who shall forthwith file a new bond. Whosoever shall sell or buy such body or bodies, or in any way traffic in the same, or shall transmit or convey such body or bodies to any place outside of the State, or cause the same to be done, except as provided in section 2884, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200 or by imprisonment for not more than 11 months.