2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 7 - Municipalities
Chapter 93 - Registrars of Vital Statistics
Section 7-47b - Record keeping of personal data by institutions. Release or disposal of dead body or dead fetus.


CT Gen Stat § 7-47b (2012) What's This?

(a) Any person in charge of an institution shall keep a record of personal data concerning each person admitted or confined to such institution. This record shall include information necessary to complete a death certificate, or a birth certificate if applicable. The record shall be made at the time of admission from information provided by the person being admitted or confined, but when it cannot be so obtained, the information shall be obtained from relatives or other persons acquainted with the facts. The name and address of the person providing the information shall be a part of the record.

(b) When a dead body or dead fetus is released or disposed of by an institution, the person in charge of the institution shall keep a record showing the name of the decedent, date of death, name and address of the person to whom the body or fetus is released, and the date of removal from the institution. If final disposition is made by the institution, the date, place, and manner of disposition shall also be recorded.

(c) Any record required to be kept under this section may be destroyed when the person to whom the record relates is released by the institution, except that if the filing of a birth, death or fetal death certificate is required concerning such person, the record shall not be destroyed until the appropriate certificate is properly filed and registered.

(P.A. 79-434, S. 14.)

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