CHAPTER 319

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH RELATING TO FILING OF CERTIFICATE OF DEATH WITH LOCAL REGISTRAR

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 25, REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, RELATING TO "DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH," BY PROVIDING THAT AN UNDERTAKER MAY FILE A CERTIFICATE OF DEATH WITH THE LOCAL REGISTRAR IN THE HUNDRED WHERE THE DEATH OCCURRED OR WITH THE LOCAL REGISTRAR IN THE HUNDRED IN WHICH HE RESIDES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That 795. Sec. 52. of Chapter 25, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and deleting the second paragraph thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof a new second paragraph as follows:

"It shall be the duty of the undertaker or person acting as undertaker in charge in case of death to procure from the physician in attendance, or if there be no physician, then from the Coroner, when the case shall have come under his charge, a certificate prepared according to the form prescribed in the next following Section of this Chapter; and in no case shall interment or other disposition of a dead human body be made until such certificate shall be presented to the local registrar where the death occurred or, upon payment of a fee of 50c to the local registrar in the district where the undertaker resides, and a burial permit issued to him in accordance with the rules of the said Board of Health. All forms necessary for transferring death certificate shall be furnished by State Board of Health. Each registrar shall be furnished a list of all registrars appointed by the State Board of Health."

Approved June 5, 1951.