N.Y. Public Health Law Section 4147
Deaths

  • confidentiality of records

The death certificate, burial permit or any other record of death or interment, as defined by article 41 (Vital Statistics)article forty-one of this chapter, including but not limited to the name, address or telephone number of the decedent, next of kin or surviving relatives of such decedent, shall not be sold or offered for sale for commercial, promotional or profit-making purposes without the written consent of the next of kin or the legal representative of such decedent or next of kin. The provisions of this section shall not apply to newspapers or newsletters providing general information to the public. A violation of this section shall constitute a violation as defined in the penal law.

Source: Section 4147 — Deaths; confidentiality of records, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/4147 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 4147’s source at nysenate​.gov

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