144.26  Death certificate.

1.  A death certificate for each death which occurs in this state shall be filed as directed by the state registrar within three days after the death and prior to final disposition, and shall be registered by the county registrar if it has been completed and filed in accordance with this chapter. A death certificate shall include the social security number, if provided, of the deceased person. All information including the certifying physician's name shall be typewritten.

2.  All information included on a death certificate may be provided as mutually agreed upon by the division and the child support recovery unit, including by automated exchange.

3.  The county in which a dead body is found is the county of death. If death occurs in a moving conveyance, the county in which the dead body is first removed from the conveyance is the county of death.

Section History: Early form

  [SS15, § 587-b; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 2319; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 141.3; C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, S81, § 144.26; 81 Acts, ch 64, § 5]

Section History: Recent form

  88 Acts, ch 1158, §40; 97 Acts, ch 159, §14; 97 Acts, ch 175, §226

Internal References

  Referred to in § 144.35, 331.611

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