H103 - 2022 Appropriations Act. (SL 2022-74)
Session Year 2022
Overview: Section 9G.4(a) of S.L. 2022-74 notes the intent of the General Assembly to ensure a smooth transition from a paper-based process for creating death records toward a web-based, online electronic death registration system. Each local health department and register of deeds is directed to accept paper death certificates through August 31, 2022.

Section 9G.4(b) of S.L. 2022-74 amends the death registration statute (G.S. 130A-115) to require death certificates be electronically filed with the Office of Vital Records via the North Carolina Database Application for Vital Events system beginning on September 1, 2022. The Department of Health and Human Services may impose an administrative penalty against any individual who willfully and knowingly violates the electronic filing requirement in the amount of $250 for the first violation, $500 for the second violation, and $1,000 for third or subsequent violations.

This section became effective July 1, 2022.

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