2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 16. Health
ARTICLE 37. VITAL STATISTICS
CHAPTER 3. Certificates of Death and Stillbirth; Burial Permits
16-37-3-5. Presentation of certificate of death; electronically providing certificate; certification

Universal Citation: IN Code § 16-37-3-5 (2018)
IC 16-37-3-5 Presentation of certificate of death; electronically providing certificate; certification

     Sec. 5. (a) If the person in charge of interment initiates the process, the person in charge of interment shall present a certificate of death to the physician last in attendance upon the deceased, who shall certify the cause of death upon the certificate of death or of stillbirth.

     (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), beginning January 1, 2011, for a death occurring after December 31, 2010, using the Indiana death registration system established under IC 16-37-1-3.1, if the person in charge of interment initiates the process, the person in charge of interment shall electronically provide a certificate of death to the physician last in attendance upon the deceased. The physician last in attendance upon the deceased shall electronically certify to the local health department the cause of death on the certificate of death, using the Indiana death registration system.

[Pre-1993 Recodification Citation: 16-1-17-3.]

As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.61-2009, SEC.9; P.L.156-2011, SEC.37; P.L.122-2012, SEC.4.

 

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