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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 550. Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records
4/19/2024

12VAC5-550-400. Out-of-state transit permits.

A. The body of any person whose death occurs in Virginia or whose body shall be found dead therein shall not be removed from the Commonwealth unless an out-of-state transit permit on a form prescribed by the State Registrar has been issued by the city, county, or special registrar of the city or county where the death occurred or the body was found except as outlined in 12VAC5-550-410.

B. No out-of-state transit permit shall be issued until a proper certificate of death is filed except as outlined in 12VAC5-550-410.

C. A certificate of death shall be considered to be properly filed:

1. When all items thereon have been answered in the manner prescribed by the State Registrar; and

2. When the certificate has been presented for filing with the city, county, or special registrar of the city or county where the death occurred or the body was found, or, in emergency cases, with the city or county registrar of the area to which removal was made within the Commonwealth.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-273 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-29-100 § 10.6, eff. April 1, 1995.

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