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      RS 11:174     


§174. Death reports

            A. By the tenth day of each month, the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health shall send to each retirement system and pension fund enumerated in Subsection B hereof, a report, certified as correct over his signature or the signature of his authorized representative, containing the name, date of birth, date of death, address, and sex of each person who died in the state within the preceding calendar month.

            B. The provisions of Subsection A shall be applicable to the following public retirement systems and pension funds:

            (1) Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System.

            (2) Louisiana State Police Retirement System.

            (3) Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System.

            (4) Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana.

            (5) Assessors' Retirement Fund.

            (6) Clerks' of Court Retirement and Relief Fund.

            (7) District Attorneys' Retirement System.

            (8) Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana.

            (9) Parochial Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana.

            (10) Registrar of Voters Employees' Retirement System.

            (11) Sheriffs' Pension and Relief Fund.

            (12) Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System.

            (13) Firefighters' Retirement System.

            (14) Social Security Administration.

            (15) Louisiana School Lunch Employees' Retirement System.

            (16) United States Railroad Retirement Board.

            (17) Employees' Retirement System of the City of Shreveport.

            C. The director of the system shall have the custody and control of these reports. Such reports shall be confidential and shall not be considered as public records under R.S. 44:1, et seq. The information received by the retirement systems and pension funds listed herein shall be used for statistical and administrative purposes only and shall not be divulged to any person or persons for any reason, except that the department may authorize the Social Security Administration to share information on name, date of death, place of death, sex, race, and date of birth as necessary with federal and state agencies for the sole purpose of identifying payments erroneously issued to beneficiaries after their deaths.

            Added by Acts 1981, No. 410, §1; Amended by Acts 1981, No. 608, §1. Acts 1984, No. 357, §1; Acts 1985, No. 585, §1; Acts 1987, No. 345, §1; Acts 1989, No. 138, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 42:699 by Acts 1991, No. 74, §3, eff. June 25, 1991; H.C.R. No. 59, 1999 R.S; Acts 2012, No. 277, §1.

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