The department shall implement an Internet-based electronic death registration system for the creation, storage, and transfer of death registration information. The electronic death registration system shall protect the proper use of the death registration information created, stored, and transferred within the system; and shall be subject to any limitation placed on the accessibility and release of personally identifying information contained in those death records by any other provision of law or subsequently enacted legislation.
Coroner must state the disease or condition directly leading to death, antecedent causes, other significant conditions contributing to death, and other required medical and health section data on the death certificate.
Within 3 days of examining the fetus, the coroner shall state on the fetal death certificate the time of fetal death or delivery, the direct causes of fetal death and any conditions giving rise to the causes, and other required medical health and section data. The coroner shall sign the certificate to attest to the facts.
The first section of the fetal death certificate must contain facts needed to establish death. The second section must contain items pertaining to medical and health data. The second section shall be kept confidential pursuant to 102430.
The physician or surgeon last in attendance with a patient must complete and attest to the medical and health section data and the time of death for the purposes of registering a death. If the patient is in a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility, a licensed physician assistant may complete and attest to such provided that the assistant is legally authorized to do so and has visited the patient within 72 hours before death. When coroners are required to fill out such data, then they must certify and attest to the facts.
The physician or surgeon last in attendance, or a licensed physician's assistant if patient was in a intermediate care facility at time of death, must state on the death certificate the disease or condition directly leading to death, antecedent causes, other significant conditions contributing to death, and any other medical and health section data required.
The second section of the death certificate shall include the disease or condition leading directly to death and antecedent causes, operations and major findings thereof, accident and injury information, and information regarding whether decedent was pregnant at the time of death or a year prior to death.
Within 15 hours of delivery the physician in attendance during the delivery of a fetus, shall state on the fetal death certificate: the time of fetal death or delivery, the direct causes of fetal death and any conditions giving rise to the causes, and other required medical health and section data. The physician shall sign the certificate to attest to the facts.
When information originally provided in the medical and health data section of any record of death, fetal death, or live birth is modified, the certifying physician or coroner may make a declaration stating the changes needed to make the information correct and file it with the state or local registrar.