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Probate Code - PROB

DIVISION 2. GENERAL PROVISIONS [100 - 859]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

PART 4. ESTABLISHING AND REPORTING FACT OF DEATH [200 - 217]

  ( Part 4 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )
  

CHAPTER 3. Reporting Fact of Death [215 - 217]
  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1990, Ch. 79. )

  
216.  

When a deceased person has an heir who is confined in a prison or facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or its Division of Juvenile Facilities, or confined in any county or city jail, road camp, industrial farm, or other local correctional facility, the estate attorney, or if there is no estate attorney, the beneficiary, the personal representative, or the person in possession of property of the decedent shall give the Director of the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board notice of the decedent’s death not later than 90 days after the date of death. The notice shall be given as provided in Section 1215 and shall include all of the following:

(a) The name, date of birth, and location of incarceration of the decedent’s heir.

(b) The heir’s CDCR number if incarcerated in a Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facility or booking number if incarcerated in a county facility.

(c) A copy of the decedent’s death certificate.

(d) The probate case number, and the name of the superior court hearing the case.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 582, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2009.)