D.C. Death Certificate Gender Identity Recognition Amendment Act of 2015 (USA)

The D.C. Death Certificate Gender Identity Recognition Amendment Act of 2015 establishes what information should be on a death certificate and requires the funeral director or person acting as such who first takes custody of the body to file a death certificate. The decedent’s gender identity must be reported by the next of kin or the best qualified person available unless a document that memorializes the decedent’s gender transition is presented to the person completing the death certificate. It allows an individual with rights to the decedent’s remains to file a petition in Superior Court for determining gender identity. It also protects the person completing the death certificate from liability for damages or costs for how they enter the decedent’s gender.

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