Chapter 153

(House Bill 1060)

An Act to direct certain persons to notify funeral directors of communicable diseases or conditions.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That a NEW SECTION be added:

34-25-24.1. Notice to funeral director--Communicable disease or condition.

For deaths occurring in a health care facility licensed under chapter 34-12, the health care facility shall notify the funeral director, or person acting as such who first assumes custody of the dead body, if the body at the time of death had a communicable disease or condition that is the subject of a declared public health emergency pursuant to § 34-22-42 or the subject of a declaration of the Governor pursuant to chapter 34-48A.

Signed February 8, 2021

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.