The funeral director, or person acting as such, who first assumes custody of a dead body shall file a fact of death record. The funeral director shall obtain the personal data from the next of kin or the best qualified person or source available.

A fact of death record for each death which occurs in this state shall be filed with the department within five days after such death.

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 34-25-25

  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2

Source: SDC 1939, § 27.0210; SL 1941, ch 124, § 2; SL 1972, ch 194, § 25; SL 1978, ch 254; SL 2003, ch 186, § 5.