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.
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AN ACT REQUIRING THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER TO TRAIN MEDICAL EXAMINERS HOW TO RECOGNIZE SUDDEN UNEXPLAINED DEATH IN EPILEPSY (SUDEP) AND TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER SUDEP IS A KNOWN OR SUSPECTED CAUSE OF DEATH IN EACH CASE UNDER ITS JURISDICTION.Intro. by Gunn.
Status: Re-ref to Health Care. If fav, re-ref to Judiciary II (Senate Action) (Mar 26 2015)
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 Senate: Filed
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 Senate: Passed 1st Reading
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 Senate: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 Senate: Withdrawn From Com
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 Senate: Re-ref to Health Care. If fav, re-ref to Judiciary II
Bill S 405 (2015-2016)Summary date: Mar 24 2015 - More information