144.28  Medical certification.

1.  The medical certification shall be completed and signed within twenty-four hours after death by the physician in charge of the patient's care for the illness or condition which resulted in death except when inquiry is required by the county medical examiner. When inquiry is required by the county medical examiner, the medical examiner shall investigate the cause of death and shall complete and sign the medical certification within twenty-four hours after taking charge of the case.

2.  The person completing the medical certification of cause of death shall attest to its accuracy either by signature or by an electronic process approved by rule.

Section History: Early form

  [C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 2320; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, § 141.4(18); C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 144.28]

Section History: Recent form

  97 Acts, ch 159, §16

Internal References

  Referred to in § 144.35, 331.611

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