Bill Summary for S 138 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT TO DEFINE THE ENTRY-LEVEL EXAMINATION NECESSARY FOR A FUNERAL DIRECTOR, TO MODIFY THE RECIPROCITY REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSEES FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS, TO ALLOW FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD DURING STATES OF EMERGENCY FOR RECEIPT OF PERMITTING FEES BY THE BOARD, AND TO REQUIRE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND REGISTERS OF DEEDS TO ACCEPT PAPER DEATH CERTIFICATES.Intro. by Newton, Galey.
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House amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following changes.
Revises the directive to local health departments and registers of deeds to accept paper death certificates, now requiring acceptance of paper death certificates until August 31, 2022 (was, until December 31, 2022), as the Department of Health and Human Services works to implement the NC Database Application for Vital Events (NCDAVE) system.
Adds the following. Amends GS 130A-115, adding a new subsection to require electronic filing of death certificates beginning September 1, 2022, with NCDAVE system. Bars individuals responsible for the certification of death from failing or refusing to certify the death certificate using the designated electronic system. Makes willful and knowing violations of this subsection subject to administrative penalties in the amount of $250 for first violations, $500 for second violations, and $1,000 for subsequent violations.