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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section: 26:6-8: Duty to furnish particulars; verification.
26:6-8. In the execution of a death certificate, the personal particulars shall be obtained by the funeral director from the person best qualified to supply them. The death and last sickness particulars shall be supplied by the attending, covering or resident physician; or if there is no attending, covering or resident physician, by an attending registered professional nurse licensed by the New Jersey Board of Nursing under P.L.1947, c. 262 (C. 45:11-23 et seq.); or if there is no attending, covering or resident physician or attending registered professional nurse, by the county medical examiner. Within a reasonable time, not to exceed 24 hours after the pronouncement of death, the attending, covering or resident physician or the county medical examiner shall execute the death certification. The burial particulars shall be supplied by the funeral director. The attending, covering or resident physician, the attending registered professional nurse, or the county medical examiner and the funeral director shall certify to the particulars supplied by them by signing their names below the list of items furnished, or by otherwise authenticating their identities and the information that they have provided through the NJ-EDRS. If a person acting under the direct supervision of the State Medical Examiner, a county medical examiner, funeral director, attending, covering or resident physician, or licensed health care facility or other public or private institution providing medical care, treatment or confinement to persons, which is registered with the NJ-EDRS, is not authorized to authenticate the information required on a certificate of death or fetal death, that person may enter that information into the NJ-EDRS in anticipation of its authentication by the State Medical Examiner or a county medical examiner, funeral director, attending, covering or resident physician, local registrar, deputy registrar, alternate deputy registrar or subregistrar, as applicable.
Amended 1965, c.78, s.6; 1971, c.2, s.13; 1983, c.308, s.2; 2003, c.221, s.5.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2015-05-13 09:25:03.
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