View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 4687 The Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 4687 (COUNCIL\NBD\12287AC12):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/SECTION      1.      Chapter 63, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

     "Section 44-63-74.      (A)      Notwithstanding any other provision of law, death certificates must be electronically filed with the Bureau of Vital Statistics as prescribed by the State Registrar of Vital Statistics. Death certificates must be transmitted electronically between the funeral home director and the physician, coroner, or medical examiner certifying the cause of death in order to document the death certificate information prescribed by this chapter. Required signatures on death certificates must be provided by electronic signature. An individual who acts, without compensation, as a funeral director on behalf of a deceased family member or friend, physicians certifying fewer than twelve deaths per year, and funeral homes that perform fewer than twelve funerals per year are exempt from this requirement.
     (B)      For purposes of this section, an electronic signature shall be as defined pursuant to the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, Chapter 6, Title 26."

SECTION      2.      This act takes effect July 1, 2012.            /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.