§16-5-24. Extension of time for filing certificates, reports and
(a) The department shall, by legislative rule, provide for the
extension of the time periods prescribed in sections nineteen,
twenty-one, twenty-two and twenty-three of this article for the
filing of certificates of death, reports of fetal death, reports of
induced termination of pregnancy, medical certifications of the
cause of death, and for obtaining authorization for disposition, in
cases in which compliance with the applicable prescribed period
would result in undue hardship.
(b) The legislative rules shall provide for the authorization
for disposition under section twenty-three of this article prior to
the filing of a certificate of death in circumstances in which
compliance with the requirement that the certificate be filed prior
to the issuance of the permit would result in undue hardship.