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Death certificate; duties of hospital administrator
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 41, TITLE 4
§ 4141-a. Death certificate; duties of hospital administrator. When a
death occurs in a hospital, except in those cases where certificates are
issued by coroners or medical examiners, the person in charge of such
hospital or his or her designated representative shall promptly present
the certificate to the physician or nurse practitioner in attendance, or
a physician or nurse practitioner acting in his or her behalf, who shall
promptly certify to the facts of death, provide the medical information
required by the certificate, sign the medical certificate of death, and
thereupon return such certificate to such person, so that the
seventy-two hour registration time limit prescribed in section four
thousand one hundred forty of this title can be met; provided, however
that commencing on or after the implementation date under section
forty-one hundred forty-eight of this title, information and signatures
required by this section shall be obtained and made in accordance with
section forty-one hundred forty-eight of this title.