2017 Georgia Code
Title 31 - Health
Chapter 10 - Vital Records
§ 31-10-29. Privileged nature of disclosures; notification of local registrar of institutional deaths and fetal deaths; notification of board of voting registrars of adult deaths
- (a) Any person having knowledge or facts concerning any birth, death, spontaneous fetal death, marriage, induced termination of pregnancy, divorce, dissolution of marriage, or annulment may disclose such facts to the state registrar, and such disclosure shall be absolutely privileged and no cause or action may be brought or maintained against such person for such disclosure.
- (b) Not later than the tenth day of the month following the month of occurrence, the administrator of each institution or that administrator's designated representative shall send to the local vital records registrar a list showing all deaths and fetal deaths occurring in that institution during the preceding month.
- (c) Upon receipt of a death certificate by any local vital records registrar of any person 18 years of age or older, the local registrar shall notify the board of voting registrars in the county of the decedent's residence of the name and address of such decedent. If the records of the local registrar reflect that the decedent was a resident of another or other counties within the five years preceding the decedent's death, the local registrar shall also send such information to the board of voting registrars of such county or counties.
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