144.27  Funeral director's duty.

The funeral director who first assumes custody of a dead body shall file the death certificate, obtain the personal data from the next of kin or the best qualified person or source available and obtain the medical certification of cause of death from the person responsible for completing the certification. When a person other than a funeral director assumes custody of a dead body, the person shall be responsible for carrying out the provisions of this section.

Section History: Early form

  [C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 2321; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 141.5; C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 144.27]

Section History: Recent form

  97 Acts, ch 159, §15

Internal References

  Referred to in § 331.611

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