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4601.1600 COLLECTING AND PROVIDING DOCUMENTATION OF DEATH.

Subpart 1.

Collecting death and demographic information.

The mortician, funeral director, or other person in charge of disposition of the body must collect fact of death and demographic information. Fact of death information may be collected from the hospital or nursing home where the death occurred or from the coroner or medical examiner. Demographic information may be collected from relatives or friends of the deceased, hospital or institutional records, the records of a coroner or medical examiner, or another source if the person collecting the information determines that the information provided is accurate.

Subp. 2.

Providing information to registrar.

The person in charge of disposition of the body must provide to the registrar the fact of death and demographic information and the name of the physician who agrees to provide the cause of death information or the name of the coroner or medical examiner who agrees to or is required to provide the cause of death information. The state registrar or person in charge of disposition of the body must contact the physician to request the cause of death information.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.12; 144.213; 144.221

History:

25 SR 487

Published Electronically:

July 26, 2007

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