Bill proposed in General Assembly would ban autopsy, toxicology reports from public in Tennessee
A proposed bill in Nashville would keep autopsy and toxicology reports sealed unless opened under an order from a judge or by subpoena.
Those records are currently available to the public in Tennessee and open government proponents say the ban would damage the ability to keep the government accountable.
Lawmakers who want the bill passed say leaving such reports available poses a threat to sensitive medical information while upsetting family members.
Sullivan County District Attorney Barry Staubus had a judge approve a motion earlier this week that sealed the autopsy report regarding the body found Friday on Muddy Creek Road believed to be that of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell.