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Relating to notice of a modification to the medical certification information on a death certificate.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
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.
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.