View Amendment Current Amendment: MED to Bill 3325

The Committee on Medical Affairs proposed the following amendment (DG\3325C002.NBD.DG22):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/ SECTION1. A. Section 44-63-74(A)(4) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"(4) Death certificates must be transmitted electronically between the funeral home, or funeral home director, and the physician, coroner, or medical examiner certifying the cause of death in order to document the death certificate information prescribed by this chapter. Required signatures on death certificates must be provided by electronic signature. An individual who acts, without compensation, as a funeral director on behalf of a deceased family member or friend, physicians certifying fewer than twelve deaths per year, and funeral homes that perform fewer than twelve funerals per year are is exempt from the requirement to file electronically but must comply with the requirements of items (2) or (3), as applicable."

B.Section 44-63-74(A)(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

" (A)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, death certificates must be electronically filed with the Bureau of Vital Statistics as prescribed by the State Registrar of Vital Statistics within five days after death. Within five days of receipt, the Bureau of Vital Statistics shall notify the State Election Commission of the decedent's death who shall subsequently notify the County Board of Voter Registration and Elections in which the decedent was a resident of the decedent's death for purposes of removing the decedent from the voter roll."

SECTION2. This act takes effect July 1, 202 2. /