HB 554 – Funeral Practice Licensure Technical Corrections

HB 554 – Funeral Practice Licensure Technical Corrections

Primary Sponsors: Rep Jamie Boles (R-Moore), Rep. Kelly Alexander (D-Mecklenburg), Rep. Howard Hunter (D-Gates), Rep. Brendan Jones (R-Columbus)

Bill Summary

The bill states that in cases where the physician has not signed a death certificate, the medical director is directed to sign the certificate within five days of reciting the paperwork from a funeral home.

Under the cause of death, the medical examiner may list undetermined if the patient has not seen a physician within three months and may be used for the purposed of creamation.

Bill Movement

The bill was filed on April 2, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following Committees:

  • Regulatory Reform
  • Rules

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