2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:6-6 - Execution of death certificate.
Section: 26:6-6: Execution of death certificate.
26:6-6. a. The funeral director in charge of the funeral or disposition of the body of any person dying in this State shall be responsible for the proper execution of a death certificate in a legible manner, or by means of the NJ-EDRS, and filed in exchange for a burial or removal or transit permit with the local registrar of the district in which the death occurred or the body was found or with the registrar of the district in which the funeral director has his funeral home or where the burial or other disposition is to take place. In the event the death certificate is filed with the registrar of a district other than that in which the death took place or the body was found, that registrar shall, within 24 hours after issuing the permit, sign and forward the certificate of death to the registrar of the district where the death took place or the body was found, with a statement that the permit was issued. In case the death certificate is filed with the deputy registrar, alternate deputy registrar or subregistrar, he shall within 12 hours forward the certificate to his own registrar, who in turn shall forward the certificate as heretofore directed. A record created on the NJ-EDRS shall be deemed to have been transmitted to the other local registrar, or by the deputy registrar, alternate deputy registrar or subregistrar, as applicable, in accordance with the requirements of this subsection.
b. Any funeral director filing a death certificate in a registration district other than that in which the death occurred or the body was found shall immediately send the State registrar written notice by first class mail, except that a record created on the NJ-EDRS shall be deemed to have been transmitted to the State registrar in accordance with the requirements of this subsection. The notice shall contain the name of the deceased, the place and date of death, the date the certificate was filed, the name and address of the registrar with whom the certificate was filed, and the name and address of the funeral director. Failure of the State registrar to receive the notice shall be considered as failure of the funeral director to have sent it. In that case, the funeral director shall be subject to a penalty of $25, and the State registrar shall notify the State Board of Mortuary Science of the facts in the matter.
Amended 1965, c.78, s.4; 1977, c.147; 2003, c.221, s.3.