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Deaths; registration
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 41, TITLE 4
§ 4140. Deaths; registration. 1. The death of each person who has died
in this state shall be registered immediately and not later than
seventy-two hours after death or the finding of a dead human body, by
filing with the registrar of the district in which the death occurred or
the body was found a certificate of such death, in a manner and format
as prescribed by the commissioner, which shall include through
electronic means in accordance with section forty-one hundred
forty-eight of this title.

2. If the certificate of death is properly executed and complete, the
registrar of the district in which the death occurred shall then issue a
burial or removal permit to the funeral director or undertaker. In case
the death occurred from a disease which is designated in the sanitary
code as a communicable disease, no permit for the removal or other
disposition of the body shall be issued by the registrar, except to a
funeral director or undertaker licensed in accordance with the
provisions of this chapter, under such conditions as may be prescribed
in the sanitary code.

3. The commissioner and the department of health of the city of New
York shall deliver to the state board of elections, at least monthly,
records in a format as mutually determined by both agencies, of the
names of all persons of voting age for whom death certificates were
issued. Such records shall be arranged by county of residence and shall
include the name, residence address and birth date of each such person.