Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–231.06. Duties to furnish information.

(a) An individual with knowledge of the facts related to a reportable vital event shall furnish any information that he or she may possess to the Registrar within 5 days of a request by the Registrar.

(b) No later than the 10th day of each month, the individual in charge of each institution, or his delegate, shall send to the Vital Records Division a list showing each live birth, death, fetal death, or induced termination of pregnancy that occurred at that institution during the preceding month. The list shall be in a format prescribed by the Registrar in rules issued pursuant to § 7-231.29.

(c) No later than the 10th day of each month, each funeral director shall send to the Registrar a list showing each dead body received, embalmed, prepared for final disposition, or finally disposed of in the preceding month. The list shall be in a format prescribed by the Registrar in rules issued pursuant to § 7-231.29 and shall also include a record of the date, place, and manner of final disposition of each dead body, if applicable.

(d) Within 5 days of receipt of any autopsy results or other information that would provide pending or missing information or correct errors in a reported cause of death, the physician or medical examiner required to report the death shall send to the Registrar a delayed diagnosis report of the cause of death to amend the record.


(Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-164, § 106, 65 DCR 9324.)