BEFORE THE Department of Public
health and human services of the
STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 37.8.107 and 37.8.116 pertaining to vital records
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On September 20, 2019, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published MAR Notice No. 37-896 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 1607 of the 2019 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 18.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rules as proposed.
3. The department has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received. A summary of the comments received and the department's responses are as follows:
COMMENT #1: A commenter asked if the proposed amendment to ARM 37.8.107 permits a coroner, deputy coroner, or medical examiner to amend a vital record without a court order.
RESPONSE #1: The proposed amendment to ARM 37.8.107 allows a coroner, deputy coroner, or medical examiner to seek amendment of a cause of death certification without obtaining a court order if the cause of death is not disputed.
4. These rule amendments are effective January 1, 2020.
/s/ Robert Lishman /s/ Sheila Hogan
Robert Lishman Sheila Hogan, Director
Rule Reviewer Public Health and Human Services
Certified to the Secretary of State October 29, 2019.