Note: This version of section effective 1-1-2021. See also preceding version of this section, effective until 1-1-2021.

     Sec. 5. Except as provided in IC 16-37-1-3.1(f), if the person in charge of interment initiates the process, the person in charge of interment shall electronically provide a certificate of death to the physician, the physician assistant, or the advanced practice registered nurse last in attendance upon the deceased. The physician, the physician assistant, or the advanced practice registered nurse last in attendance upon the deceased shall electronically certify to the local health department the cause of death on the certificate of death, using the Indiana death registration system.

[Pre-1993 Recodification Citation: 16-1-17-3.]

As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.20. Amended by P.L.61-2009, SEC.9; P.L.156-2011, SEC.37; P.L.122-2012, SEC.4; P.L.138-2019, SEC.10; P.L.131-2020, SEC.6.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 16-37-3-5-b

  • person in charge of interment: means a person who places or causes to be placed a stillborn child or dead body or the ashes, after cremation, in a grave, vault, urn, or other receptacle, or otherwise disposes of the body or ashes. See Indiana Code 16-37-3-2