Bill Summaries: S405 (2015-2016 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 24 2015 - View summary

    Amends GS 130A-379 to require the Chief Medical Examiner to establish a sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) awareness training program to educate medical examiners on SUDEP and how to investigate whether it is a cause of death.

    Amends GS 130A-385 to require the Chief Medical Examiner's inquiries about the cause and manner of death for each death under investigation to include an inquiry to determine if death was a result of a seizure or epilepsy. Specifies actions that must be taken if the autopsy findings are consistent with the definition of known or suspected sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. Makes language gender-neutral.

    Effective October 1, 2015.