MS HB412 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Failed on February 2 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-02-02 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Create New Section 41-37-27, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Be Known As "jenna's Law," To Require That All Autopsies Conducted In This State Include An Inquiry To Determine Whether The Death Was A Direct Result Of A Seizure Or Epilepsy; To Provide That If The Findings In An Autopsy Are Consistent With Known Or Suspected Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy (sudep), Then The Medical Examiner, Examining Physician, Or Coroner Shall Cause To Be Indicated On The Death Certificate That Sudep Is The Cause Or Suspected Cause Of Death, And Forward A Copy Of The Death Certificate To The North American Sudep Registry Within Thirty Days; And For Related Purposes.

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Autopsies; create "Jenna's Law" to require autopsies to include inquiring about whether death was result of seizure or epilepsy.



2021-02-02HouseDied In Committee
2021-01-18HouseReferred To Public Health and Human Services

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