10A NCAC 13D .2901      REPORT OF DEATH

The facility shall have a written plan to be followed in case of patient death.  The plan shall provide for the following:

(1)           collection of data needed for the death certificate as required by G.S. 130A‑117;

(2)           recording time of death;

(3)           pronouncement of death in accordance with facility policy;

(4)           notification of the attending physician responsible for signing the death certificate;

(5)           documented notification of next of kin or legal guardian;

(6)           authorization and release of the body to a funeral home.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑104;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 22, 2015.