Bill Summary for H 554 (2019-2020)

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Apr 16 2019

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 554 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Intro. by Boles, Alexander, Hunter, Jones.

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Bill summary

House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. 

Modifies proposed GS 130A-385(b1) to require the medical examiner to sign the death certificate within five days of receiving paperwork from a funeral home if a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant (previously, physician only) has not signed the death certificate. Permits the medical examiner to list the cause of death as undetermined if the decedent had not seen a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant (previously, physician only) within three month preceding death.

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