HB 451 – Titus’s Law

HB 451 – Titus’s Law

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Larry Potts (R-Davidson), Rep. Lee Zachary (R-Forsyth), Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston), Rep. Steve Jarvis (R-Davidson)

Bill Summary

This bill would require in every instance of fetal death that the attending physician shall obtain consent from the mother before disposing of fetal remains. If the mother is unable to give consent, and the father is known and able to be contacted within 7 days the attending physician shall obtain consent from the father before disposing of the fetal remains. If neither parent is available, the remains shall be disposed of in accordance with applicable laws.

The bill also requires in every instance of fetal death for the attending physician or individual in charge of the institution where the remains are located shall authorize the remains for burial or cremation.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on March 26, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following committees:

  • Health –
    • This bill had one technical amendment in the committee.
    • Passed April 16, 2019
  • Rules –
    • Passed April 26, 2019

This bill will now move to the House floor.



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