DD 2064, must be prepared. (See figures 13-1 and 13-2.) This is in addition to the civil certificate of death; however, the civil certificate of death is not required in all overseas areas. Civil authorities should be consulted to determine local requirements. When a death occurs at a naval activity in any state, territory, or insular possession of the United States, the CO will report the death to civil authorities (usually the coroner or medical examiner). It is a general practice to complete a civil certificate of death for all deaths occurring in naval medical treatment facilities.
The medical officer or Medical Department representative of the ship or station where the deceased was attached will obtain the certificate from the civil authorities. If requested by the authorities, the civil certificate of death may be prepared and signed by a naval officer. If problems arise in getting a certificate, request assistance from the OMA of the geographic region where death occurred. If death occurs abroad and no naval activity is available, the nearest consular , officer should be requested to get a certificate. The medical officer or Medical Department representative will prepare and forward a DD 2064 with the civil certificate of death, supporting papers, and the closed Health Record.
In general (except where the state has retained concurrent jurisdiction with the United States), civil authorities have no jurisdiction over deaths occurring on naval reservations. However, a transit or burial permit must be obtained from civil authorities to remove the remains from a naval reservation either for shipment or burial. If death of any person for whom the Department of the Navy is responsible occurs outside the limits of a naval reservation, the remains normally will not be moved until permission has been received from civil author- ities.
When a Navy or Marine Corps death occurs in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, follow the local civil requirements. In addition the following apply:
1. For active duty decedents, one copy of the civil certificate of death is sent with the closed Health Record and one copy is sent to the Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Data Services Center, Bethesda, MD 20814.
2. For inactive duty Navy decedents, one copy is sent to the Naval Reserve Person- nel Center, 4400 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70149.
3. For active and inactive duty Marine Corps decedents, one copy is sent to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Code MSPA-1, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC 20380.