TO EXPAND THE SCOPE OF THE LAW THAT ALLOWS AN AGENCY ACTING AS A CONFIDENTIAL INTERMEDIARY TO OBTAIN A COPY OF A DEATH CERTIFICATE OF A BIOLOGICAL PARENT OR AN ADULT ADOPTEE TO INCLUDE A LINEAL ASCENDANT OF A BIOLOGICAL PARENT WHEN IT IS DETERMINED THE BIOLOGICAL PARENT, ADULT ADOPTEE, OR THE LINEAL ASCENDANT OF THE BIOLOGICAL PARENT IS DECEASED.
Amends GS 48-9-104(d) to provide that if an agency providing confidential intermediary services determines that the person who is the subject of the search is deceased and upon further search determines that a lineal ascendant of the person who is the subject of the search is also deceased, the agency may obtain a copy of the death certificate not only of the deceased person who is the subject of the search but also any deceased lineal ascendant of the person who is the subject of the search.
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