3701-5-08 Investigation of delayed filing of certificates of death and fetal death.

(A) When the funeral director files a provisional death certificate to secure a burial or burial-transit permit, such funeral director shall file a satisfactory and complete death certificate within five working days after the date of death.

(B) If a satisfactory and complete certificate of death or fetal death is not filed within five days after date of death or fetal death, the local registrar shall investigate the matter to determine the cause of delay. After investigation, if a satisfactory and complete certificate of death is not filed with the local registrar within a reasonable period of time, the local registrar shall report the matter to the office of vital statistics. The office then shall attempt to secure the filing of the certificate.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/01/2010 and 08/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3705.02, 3705.17
Rule Amplifies: 3705.17, 3705.20
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1960, 6/1/66, 12/13/76, 11/20/94