When the physician or medical examiner who signed the original death certificate chooses to change or add information regarding the cause of death, the information will be submitted on a form provided for that purpose by the State Registrar. For medical examiner cases, the State Medical Examiner or a member of his staff authorized by him, may sign and submit changes to the cause of death using the same form. Upon receipt of the form, properly signed, the State Registrar will mark the face of the certificate "cause amended" and the date, and affix the form to the back of the original death certificate. The State Registrar will send a photocopy of the amended death certificate to the register of deeds in the county where death occurred.

Whenever a certified copy of an amended death certificate is issued by the State Registrar, the copy will include the original certificate and all amendments attached thereto.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑92(7);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 15, 1977;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 22, 2018.