02/25/19 -- HB 461 -- Allows 3rd parties to enter death certificate info with authorization

Bill Number: 
HB 461
Bill Purpose: 
Allows 3rd parties to enter death certificate info with authorization
Date of Vote: 
02/25/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HB 461, introduced by Representative Donna Pfautsch (Republican - District 33) allows doctors to provide their credentials to an authorized employee for the purpose of entering information regarding death certificates into the existing electronic system.  The doctor would still be responsible for the information entered - this bill simply legalizes an already common practice of doctors delegating these tasks to their staff.  This seemed like a useful improvement, as it would free up doctors for other duties and reduce their administrative burden.