Bill

HB 723

87(R) - 2021
House Public Health
Senate Health and Human Services
House Public Health
Senate Health and Human Services
Health

Contact the Author

Jarred Patterson

Phone:

512-463-0694

Capitol Office:

Room E2.716

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Jarred Patterson
Angie Chen Button
Julie Johnson
Matt Shaheen
John Turner

Co-Author(s)

Valoree Swanson

Sponsor(s)

Angela Paxton

Bill Caption

Relating to notice of a modification to the medical certification information on a death certificate. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 723 would require, for a death certificate that is not pending, a person who submits to the Department of State Health Services a request for a death certificate amendment to modify the medical certification information on the certificate to provide written notice of the modification to a decedent's next of kin. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

While it is clearly a good policy to notify a decedent's next of kin if cause of death is changed on a death certificate, this policy does not appear to weigh on our liberty principles. For this reason we remain neutral on HB 723.

Contact the Author

Jarred Patterson

Phone:

512-463-0694

Capitol Office:

Room E2.716

Email: