Bill Summaries: H102 (2021)

  • Summary date: Feb 17 2021 - View summary

    Amends GS 130A-383 to specify a county medical examiner's jurisdiction includes the death of any person resulting from motor vehicle crash in their respective county. Such jurisdiction requires that the appropriate medical examiner be notified by a physician in attendance, hospital employee, law-enforcement officer, funeral home employee, emergency medical technician, relative, or any other person having suspicion of such a death, and that the body not be disturbed at the scene of death until authorized by the appropriate medical examiner, with a limited exception for law enforcement as specified in existing law. 

    Amends GS 130A-385 to include death by motor vehicle crash as an external cause of death to be included on the certificate of death completed by the medical examiner, if appropriate. Makes clarifying changes.

    Applies to all deaths occurring on or after October 1, 2021.