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hold an inquest when necessary to determine the facts required by law. A certificate of death occurring without medical attendance must be signed by the coroner, who shall furnish such information as may be required by the State registrar properly to classify the death.
When a death results from an injury or accident within three months following date of such injury or accident, the coroner of the county where the death occurs must be notified before the body of the deceased is moved or prepared for burial.
RULE 9. The undertaker, or person acting as undertaker, or person or firm furnishing the box, coffin, or casket in which to bury a human body shall be held responsible for obtaining and filing the certificate of death with the local registrar and securing a burial or removal permit prior to any disposition of the body. In case of death of any person whose identity is uncertain or whose name can not be learned prior to burial or other disposition of the body the undertaker must file with the death certificate a detailed description of the deceased, including approximate weight, height, age, sex, race, color of hair and eyes, clothing, and any scars, deformity, or other distinguishing marks which might aid in a later identification. If possible the undertaker must also file with the death certificate of an unidentified person a photograph, preferably taken of the deceased before death.
The local registrar shall refuse to issue a burial or removal permit when the death certificate does not contain the essential information required by law or when he believes the case should be investigated by the coroner.
The undertaker must deliver the burial permit to the sexton or person in charge of the place of burial before interring the body, or shall attach the transit permit containing the removal permit to the box containing the corpse when shipped by a transportation company. If the destination is within the State of Colorado, the local registrar where interment is to be made shall take up the transit and removal permit and issue a burial permit.
RULE 10. If the interment or other disposition of the body is to be made within this State, the wording of the burial permit may be limited to a very brief statement by the local registrar as detailed upon the form prescribed by the State registrar.
RULE 11. No person in charge where interments are made shall permit burial or other disposition of any body unless accompanied by a burial, removal, or transit permit.
The person in charge of the burial ground shall write upon the permit the date of burial, and within 10 days forward it to the local registrar. The sexton must keep a record showing name of the deceased person, place of death, date of burial, and name and address of the undertaker. Violation of the provisions of this provision is a misdemeanor under the law.
RULE 12. All births must be immediately registered in the district where they
RULE 13. Within 10 days after date of birth the attending physician or midwife must file with the local registrar for the registration district in which the birth occurred a birth certificate completely filled out as required by the State registrar.
If there was no attending physician or midwife, then the father, mother, nurse, owner of premises, superintendent of the institution in which the birth occurred or other person knowing that a birth has occurred and believing that it may not have been reported, must report the birth to the local registrar, who shall immediately secure the necessary information and signatures to make a proper certificate of birth.
RULE 14. All birth certificates must be completely filled out in detail as indicated by the blank forms furnished by the State registrar to all local registrars. When the birth did not occur in a city or town, the direction and distance from the nearest post office must be stated.
It shall be the duty of all local registrars to require all physicians, midwives, coroners, and undertakers to write legibly and with pen and ink when filling out or signing birth and death certificates.
A certificate illegibly written or written with any kind of a pencil is in violation of the law and will not be approved by the State registrar.
RULE 15. When the "given name" of a living child does not appear in the birth certificate, the local registrar must deliver to the proper person a blank upon which a supplemental report may later be made, giving the full name of the child.
RULE 16. Every practicing physician, midwife, and undertaker must register his name, address, and occupation in the registration district in which he lives, with the local registrar, who shall supply each with a copy of the law relating to registration of vital statistics, together with the rules prepared by the State registrar relative to its enforcement.
Within 30 days after the close of each calendar year each local registrar is required by law to report to the State registrar the name and address of every practicing physician and midwife registered and resident in his registration district during all or any part of the preceding calendar year.
RULE 17. All superintendents, managers, or other persons in charge of State, county, city, public, or private hospitals, sanitariums, almshouses, lying-in institutions, places for care of the insane, or any institutions to which persons resort for treatment of disease or injury or confinement, or to which persons are committed by process of law, must keep a record of "personal and statistical particulars relative to the inmates of their institutions” in a form as directed by the State registrar.
RULE 18. All physicians, midwives, informants, undertakers, and all other persons having knowledge of the facts are required to furnish such information as they may possess regarding any birth or death upon demand of the State registrar in person, by mail, or through the local registrar." (See sec. 252.)
RULE 19. In case of death from a communicable disease or when death has occurred without medical attendance, the local registrar must not issue a burial or removal permit until he is satisfied that there has been strict compliance with all laws and regulations covering such matters.
Each birth and death certificate must show the date of filing with the local registrar and its registered number, beginning with the first day of each calendar year. Birth and death certificates must be kept in two separate series. Each registrar must make a complete copy of every birth and death certificate upon a form identical with the original certificate to be preserved as a permanent local record.
On the 5th of each month the local registrar must forward to the State registrar the original birth and death certificates for the preceding month, along with a monthly report card showing the number of birth and death certificates recorded. Should no births or deaths occur during any month, the local registrar must forward to the State registrar the regular monthly report card showing that fact.
RULE 20. The attending physician at time of death of any person must deliver to the proper person the required death certificate or be guilty of a misdemeanor.
RULE 21. Any physician or midwife in attendance upon a case of confinement or any person charged with responsibility for reporting births who shall neglect or refuse to report as explained in rule 13, will be guilty of a misde
RULE 22. Any undertaker, person, or firm furnishing a box, casket, or coffin in which to bury a human body, or any person in any manner acting as an undertaker, who violates the requirements as stated in rule 9, will be guilty of a misdemeanor.
RULE 23. Any registrar, deputy registrar, or subregistrar who shall refuse, fail, or neglect to enforce the registration law and rules in his district, or who shall neglect or refuse to perform any of the duties required by the law" or by the instructions and directions of the State registrar, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
RULE 24. "Any person who shall willfully alter any certificate of birth or death on file in the office of the local registrar shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor."
RULE 25. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the registration law, or shall willfully neglect or refuse to perform any duties imposed upon him by the registration law, or who shall furnish false information to a physician, midwife, undertaker, or informant, for the purpose of making incorrect certification of births or deaths, will be guilty of a misdemeanor.
RULE 26. Any transportation company or common carrier transporting or accepting through its agents or employees for transportation the body of a deceased person without an accompanying permit is guilty of a misdemeanor: Provided, That in case the death occurred outside of this State and the body is accompanied by a certificate of death or a burial or removal or transit permit issued according to law where the death occurred, such certificate or permit will authorize the transportation of the body into or through this State.
In case of the death of any person while upon a railway train within this State, the transportation company, without special permission from the State registrar, must deliver the body of the deceased to an undertaker in the first town or city where an undertaker is available, and if there be no physician in attendance upon the train at the time of the death notify immediately the coroner of the county in which the death occurred."
RULE 27. Local registrars must make immediate report of any violations of the law and rules. All registrars, when requested by the State registrar, are required by law to aid in the investigation of any irregularities.
The attorney general and all district attorneys on request of the State registrar are required under the law to aid in enforcing the law by whatever legal means may be necessary.
Dead Bodies-Transportation. (Reg. Bd. of H., Nov. 8, 1920.)
REG. 68. Transportation of the dead.-RULE 1. The documentary authority required by the Colorado State Board of Health for transportation of a dead body by a common carrier shall include a duplicate copy of the original death certificate, a removal permit by the local registrar, a certificate by the shipping undertaker, and a paster to be filled out by the transportation company.
The blank form prepared by the State registrar shall be used and must be completely filled out. Each body for transportation must be embalmed by an embalmer holding a license by authority of the Colorado State Board of Embalming Examiners: Provided, That embalming may not be required when destination is within this State and will be reached within 30 hours after death.
RULE 2. The transportation of bodies dead of smallpox, plague, Asiatic cholera, diphtheria, scarlet fever, or leprosy shall be permitted only under the following conditions: The body shall be thoroughly embalmed with an approved disinfectant fluid; all orifices shall be closed with absorbent cotton; the body shall be washed with the disinfectant fluid, enveloped in a sheet saturated with the same, and placed at once in the coffin or casket; and the outside case containing the same shall be metal or metal lined and hermetically and permanently sealed.
RULE 3. The transportation of bodies dead of any disease other than those mentioned in rule 2 shall be permitted under the following conditions:
a. When the destination is within this State and can be reached within 30 hours after death embalming is not required, but the coffin or casket shall be encased in a strong outer box made of good sound lumber not less than seveneighths of an inch thick; all joints must be tongued and grooved, top and bottom put on with cleats or crosspieces, and all put securely together.
b. When the destination is not within this State or can not be reached within 30 hours after death the body shall be thoroughly embalmed and the coffin or casket placed in an outside case constructed as provided in paragraph (a).
RULE 4. a. No disinterred body, dead from any disease or cause, shall be transported by common carrier unless approved by the health authorities having jurisdiction at the place of disinterment, and the same documentary authority shall be issued as required in rule 1.
b. Disinterred bodies of persons, dead of either smallpox, anthrax, plague, Asiatic cholera, leprosy, diphtheria, or scarlet fever, must immediately after disinterment be wrapped in a strong sheet or heavy canvas saturated with a 1:500 solution of corrosive sublimate and then be inclosed in metal-lined boxes and be hermetically sealed.
c. Other disinterred bodies which have been buried for a period of two years or less must also be inclosed, without antiseptic wrapping, in metal-lined boxes and be hermetically sealed. Bodies which have been buried for longer than two years and which are not dead of either smallpox, anthrax, plague, Asiatic cholera, leprosy, diphtheria, or scarlet fever will demand no special treatment, either in respect to antiseptic wrapping or special box for their inclosure: Provided, That disinterred bodies which have about them either & disagreeable odor or such a degree of moisture as to constitute a possible nuisance shall be subject to all the provisions of (b) of this rule.
d. Bodies which have been buried for two years or less shall not be disinterred from May 15 to September 15; bodies in a receiving vault when prepared by a licensed embalmer shall not be regarded as disinterred bodies.
RULE 5. The outside case may be omitted in all instances when the coffin or casket is transported in hearse or undertaker's wagon.
RULE 6. The term "approved disinfectant fluid" as used in these rules means an embalming fluid that has been approved by the board of embalming examiners of the State of Colorado, or a fluid that contains not less than 14 per cent of formalin; the term "embalming as employed in these rules shall require the injection by licensed embalmers of not less than 10 per cent of the body weight injected arterially in addition to cavity injection, and 12 hours shall elapse between the time of embalming and the shipment of the body. A 5 per cent solution of carbolic acid, a 1:500 solution of corrosive sublimate, or 14 per cent solution of formalin are approved as disinfectants for external washing of bodies when required by these rules.
Barbers, Barber Shops, and Barber Schools-Sanitary Regulations Governing. (Reg. Bd. of H., Nov. 8, 1920.)
REG. 60. Sanitary rules concerning barbers and barber trade.-RULE 1. The proprietor or manager of every barber shop, barber school, or barber college must file immediately with the secretary of the Colorado State Board of Examiners of Barbers the name and residence of each and every apprentice therein, stating age and date of admission.
RULE 2. Every barber shop, barber school, or barber college must be provided with one or more licensed barbers to give instruction when needed.
RULE 3. All barber shops, barber schools, or barber colleges, when situated so that they can obtain running water from the city water mains, must have running water, hot and cold, in their place of business. Waste water must be drained through pipes into a sewer or cesspool, as provided by ordinance of the city or town.
RULE 4. All shaving mugs and lather brushes must be thoroughly cleansed with hot water before using. Hair brushes, combs, aprons, neck dusters, and strops must be kept clean at all times. The use of powder puffs, finger bowls, sponges, styptic pencils, or alum in lump is prohibited. All astringents used for controlling bleeding, or for other purposes, must be used in powdered or liquid form.
RULE 5. Any person conducting a barber business must supply each and every patron with a fresh, clean towel, both hot and cold, where hot towels are used. No towels shall be used the second time without being boiled and laundered. All cuspidors must be cleansed with boiling water, at least once in 24 hours, and a small quantity of fresh water left in them.
RULE 6. Any barber who is affected with open tuberculosis, venereal, or other communicable disease must not practice the barber trade. Habitual drunkenness or the use of intoxicating liquor during business hours is strictly forbidden.
RULE 7. Every person conducting a barber business must provide for each workstand a vessel containing a proper solution of formaldehyde or grain alcohol for sterilizing massage bulbs, razors, tweezers, and all other instruments before using.
RULE 8. The floor, furniture, and fixtures of every barber shop, barber school, or barber college must be kept clean, and the place must be supplied with a sufficient quantity of hot water for all cleansing and sanitary purposes.
RULE 9. Every barber or apprentice when working at his trade must keep his person and his wearing apparel clean and in a sanitary condition; he must keep his finger nails short and clean and must wash his hands with soap and water immediately before attending each customer.. Every place where the barber trade is being practiced or taught must be open to inspection during business hours by any member of the board of examiners.
RULE 10. Soaps, bay rum, face lotions, hair tonics, and other toilet articles, and all solutions must be pure and unadulterated.
RULE 11. Every person conducting a barber business of any kind as proprietor, manager, or foreman is prohibited by law from employing any person to work at the barber trade who is not registered with the State board of examiners of barbers.
Laundries and Cleaning Establishments-Sanitary Regulation-Employees. (Reg. Bd. of H., Nov. 8, 1920.)
REG. 61. Laundries and cleaning establishments.-RULE 1. Any building or premises used as a public laundry or as a cleaning establishment of any sort