DENVER (AP) -- An update to Colorado antiquated coroner system awaits the governor's signature. The state House took a final vote on the update Thursday, sending the measure to the governor.
The bill updates death-investigation protocol. Changes include a requirement that law enforcement must call coroners as soon as a body is discovered -- not after a potential crime scene investigation is complete.
The coroner bill also eliminates the grisly but out-of-date practice of removing pituitary glands in autopsies.
The coroner update comes two years after Colorado set new standards for when the state's mostly elected coroners must order autopsies.
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