S.C. Code Regs. 61-19.400.403 - Persons Required to Retain Documentation

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. Every person in charge of an institution shall retain documentation of personal data as required for the reports of live birth, death, fetal death or induced termination of pregnancy required by this regulation. The documentation shall include information provided by the person being admitted or confined, but when it cannot be so obtained, the information shall be obtained from relatives or other persons acquainted with the facts. The name and address of the person providing the information shall be a part of the documentation.
B. Any licensed health care provider shall retain documentation of personal data concerning each person under the provider's care for a condition that results in a reportable vital event when such documentation is not maintained by an institution described in Section 403A. The documentation shall include such information as required for the provider to submit a report of live birth, death, fetal death or induced termination of pregnancy required by this regulation. The documentation shall include information provided by the person being treated. If the person being treated cannot provide the information, then the licensed health care provider shall obtain the information from relatives or other persons acquainted with the facts. The name and address of the person providing the information shall be a part of the documentation.
C. When a dead body or fetus is released or disposed of by an institution, the person in charge of the institution shall retain documentation showing the name of the decedent, date of death, name and address of the person to whom the body or fetus is released, and the date of removal from the institution. If final disposition is made by the institution, the date, place, and manner of disposition shall also be documented.
D. A funeral director, embalmer, or other person who removes from the place of death, transports, or makes final disposition of a dead body or fetus, in addition to filing any record or other report required by law or regulations, shall retain documentation which shall identify the body, and the following information pertaining to his or her receipt, removal, delivery, burial, or cremation of such body:
(1) The date, place, and time of receipt;
(2) The date, place, and manner of disposition;
(3) If the dead body or fetus is delivered to another funeral director, the date of such delivery and the name and address of the funeral director to whom delivered; and
(4) The demographic and personal data collected from the informant as required by the report of death for those deaths for which the funeral director was required to register the report.
E. Documentation maintained under this section shall be retained for a period of not less than 10 years and shall be made available for inspection by the State Registrar or his or her representative upon demand.

Notes

S.C. Code Regs. 61-19.400.403
Replaced and amended by State Register Volume 40, Issue No. 06, eff. 6/24/2016.

The following state regulations pages link to this page.



State regulations are updated quarterly; we currently have two versions available. Below is a comparison between our most recent version and the prior quarterly release. More comparison features will be added as we have more versions to compare.