RECORDS TO MEDICAL EXAMINER.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 281 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 18, 2015
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE DIVISION OF ADULT CORRECTION TO PROVIDE COPIES OF ALL RECORDS TO THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER IN THE EVENT OF THE DEATH OF AN INMATE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE DIVISION.
Intro. by L. Hall, Setzer, Cunningham, Pierce.

Status: Re-ref Com On Health Care (Senate Action) (Jun 1 2015)
H 281

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 25 2015 - More information

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

    Amends proposed GS 148-10.5, concerning deaths of inmates and subsequent records, clarifying that the records sent to the Chief Medical Examiner after the death of an inmate are used for the purpose of determining the cause and manner of death. Provides that the Chief Medical Examiner has to request copies of the records concerning any report the State Bureau of Investigation makes if it investigates the death of the inmate. Further provides that any records provided to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pursuant to this statute are not considered public records as defined in GS 132-1 if the records would not be public records in the custody of the Division of Adult Correction or the State Bureau of Investigation.


  • Summary date: Mar 18 2015 - More information

    Enacts new GS 148-10.5 requiring the Division of Adult Correction (Division), whenever an inmate dies while in the Division's custody, to provide copies of all records associated with the deceased to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (Examiner). Also requires any reports from investigations into the death conducted by the State Bureau of Investigation to be provided to the Examiner. States that no privacy considerations prevent the Examiner from obtaining copies of records directly from the Division. 


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