10A NCAC 44 .0304          IDENTITY OF DECEDENT AND NEXT OF KIN

Upon notice from the Department of Social Services, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner shall take such steps as are necessary to ascertain or confirm the identity of the deceased and locate any relative or interested person who may be willing to assume responsibility for final disposition.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner shall attempt to contact the nearest relatives and any interested person and send them an information packet outlining alternatives in regard to final disposition.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑417; 130A‑418;

Eff. March 31, 1980;

Transferred and Recodified from 10 NCAC 11 .0804 Eff. April 4, 1990.