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


(A) A funeral director shall obtain a disposition permit prior to or at the time of filing a death certificate. A disposition shall not occur prior to obtaining a disposition permit. A satisfactory and complete death certificate shall be filed 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 may 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 licensing agency that licenses the entity causing the delay.

Last updated November 2, 2022 at 1:54 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3705.02
Amplifies: 3705.16
Five Year Review Date: 11/2/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 11/20/1994