10A NCAC 13K .1108       REPORT OF DEATH

The hospice shall have a written plan to be followed in case of patient death.  The plan must provide for:

(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;

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

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

(6)           authorization and release of body to funeral home; and

(7)           notification to the Department of any death resulting from an injury, accident, or other possible unnatural causes.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑202;

Eff. June 1, 1991.