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File #: 20-0626    Version: 1 Name: AN AMENDMENT TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S ORDINANCE
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 12/9/2019 In control: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
On agenda: 1/16/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE #20-0626 (Replaces all other versions) (Cook County Board Meeting - New Items Agenda, First Set) Distributed 6-16-2020 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 38 - Health and Human Services, Article VI - Medical Examiner, Division 1. - Generally, Sections 38-110, 38-121, 38-124, 38-141, of the Cook County Code, are hereby amended as follows: Sec. 38-110. - Definitions The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this ordinance, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: Apparent natural death means the death of any person: a. seen by a physician during the six twelve months prior to death; or b. who had an active prescriptions in the twelve months prior to their death for a cardiovascular disease risk factor, cancer, or other natural disease capable of causing sudden ...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
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PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE #20-0626 (Replaces all other versions)
(Cook County Board Meeting - New Items Agenda, First Set)
Distributed 6-16-2020

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 38 - Health and Human Services, Article VI - Medical Examiner, Division 1. - Generally, Sections 38-110, 38-121, 38-124, 38-141, of the Cook County Code, are hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 38-110. - Definitions

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this ordinance, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Apparent natural death means the death of any person:
a. seen by a physician during the six twelve months prior to death; or
b. who had an active prescriptions in the twelve months prior to their death for a cardiovascular disease risk factor, cancer, or other natural disease capable of causing sudden death.
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Sec. 38-121. - Deaths subject to investigation; duty to notify.
Any person, including, but not limited to, any law enforcement officer, physician, nurse, ambulance attendant, hospital director or administrator, or funeral director who may become aware of a death subject to investigation under Section 38-118 shall immediately report such death to the Office of the Medical Examiner or to any law enforcement officer any such report to a law enforcement officer shall be immediately transmitted to the Medical Examiner.
a. Any law enforcement officer who becomes aware of a death that a reasonable person would conclude may have occurred under any of the circumstances set forth in Section 38-118 shall immediately report such death to the Office of the Medical Examiner. Any physician, nurse, ambulance attendant, hospital director/administrator, nursing home director/administrator, or funeral director, who becomes aware of a death that a reasonable person would conclude ma...

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