Bill Summary for S 762 (2019-2020)
May 14 2020
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AN ACT ESTABLISHING MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION AS A DISTINCT CATEGORY OF DEATH OVER WHICH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER HAS JURISDICTION TO INVESTIGATE AND REQUIRING THAT MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION BE LISTED AS A DISTINCT CAUSE OF DEATH ON THE CERTIFICATE OF DEATH; AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, VITAL RECORDS SECTION, TO UPDATE CERTIFICATE OF DEATH FORMS ACCORDINGLY.Intro. by Edwards, Sawyer, Daniel.
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Amends GS 130A-383 to require that upon a person's death due to motor vehicle collision, that the medical examiner of the county in which the deceased's body is found be notified.
Amends GS 130A-385 to require the medical examiner to state on the certificate of death when the manner of death was a motor vehicle collision. Makes statute language gender neutral.
The above provisions apply to all deaths occurring on or after October 1, 2020.
Appropriates $5,000 in nonrecurring funds from the General Fund to the Division of Public Health, Vital Records Section, to update the State's certificate of death form to include collision by motor vehicle as a manner of death. Effective July 1, 2020.