ICD-9-CM E978 Legal execution

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    from E978
    All executions performed at the behest of the judiciary or ruling authority [whether permanent or temporary] as:
    asphyxiation by gas
    beheading, decapitation (by guillotine)
    capital punishment
    electrocution
    hanging
    poisoning
    shooting
    other specified means
    2015 ICD-9-CM

    Includes

    from E970-E978
    Injuries inflicted by the police or other law-enforcing agents, including military on duty, in the course of arresting or attempting to arrest lawbreakers, suppressing disturbances, maintaining order, and other legal action
    Legal execution
    2015 ICD-9-CM

    Excludes

    from E970-E978
    Injuries caused by civil insurrections (E990.0-E999)
    2015 ICD-9-CM

    Notes

    from E000-E999
    This section is provided to permit the classification of environmental events, circumstances, and conditions as the cause of injury, poisoning, and other adverse effects. Where a code from this section is applicable, it is intended that it shall be used in addition to a code from one of the main chapters of ICD-9-CM, indicating the nature of the condition. Certain other conditions which may be stated to be due to external causes are classified in Chapters 1 to 16 of ICD-9-CM. For these, the "E" code classification should be used as an additional code for more detailed analysis.
    Machinery accidents [other than those connected with transport] are classifiable to category E919, in which the fourth digit allows a broad classification of the type of machinery involved.
    Categories for "late effects" of accidents and other external causes are to be found at E929, E959, E969, E977, E989, and E999.
    2015 ICD-9-CM
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