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Deaths; confidentiality of records
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 41, TITLE 4
§ 4147. Deaths; confidentiality of records. The death certificate,
burial permit or any other record of death or interment, as defined by
article forty-one of this chapter, including but not limited to the
name, address or telephone number of the decedent, next of kin or
surviving relatives of such decedent, shall not be sold or offered for
sale for commercial, promotional or profit-making purposes without the
written consent of the next of kin or the legal representative of such
decedent or next of kin. The provisions of this section shall not apply
to newspapers or newsletters providing general information to the
public. A violation of this section shall constitute a violation as
defined in the penal law.