1. The Laws of New York
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  4. Article 12: Public Administrators In the Counties of Erie, Monroe, Nassau, Onondaga, Suffolk and Westchester and County Treasurers Appointed Administrators


Section 1209 Reports of deaths and burials 1

Surrogate's Court Procedure (SCP)

Reports of deaths and burials

  1. Every person keeping a hotel, boarding or rooming house in any of the counties to which this article applies shall report to the public administrator of his county information concerning every person not a member of his family who shall die in his hotel, boarding or rooming house, within 12 hours after such death.

  2. The chief medical examiner or such similar public officer of each county to which this article applies within 12 hours after an inquest shall report in writing to the public administrator of his county, information, if known, regarding the decedent.

  3. Every undertaker shall file a report in writing with the public administrator of his county upon the form provided by him, within 12 hours after receiving an order for the burial by him of any decedent having no known distributees or having been survived only by cousins or relatives by marriage, such information regarding the decedent which he may have.