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To Amend Chapter 7 National Cemeteries, repeal Chapter 7a Private and Commercial Cemeteries, to free wills and trusts from obligatory registration with the Court, to require judges of Probate be licensed professional funeral directors, to prohibit student loans and medical bills from invoking the probate jurisdiction, to appoint completely separate and independent licensed professional social worker to judge mental illness, to enforce the rule against perpetuities so as abolish zombie corporations using the name of deceased people, to keep up-to-date, cross-examinable, causal, mortality statistics from the previous year, including state and county data, on the Internet at the Social Security Administration, Center for Disease Control and U.S. Census Bureau websites, to keep daily and monthly geographic mortality statistics to swiftly identify and redress public health problems, to make annual estate statistics public after three years, and to allow people to locate the grave or crematory of every person interred at the Cemetery, by location or name, to authorize the Library of Congress to sustain websites of deceased persons perpetually.

 

Be the Democratic and Republican (DR) honor party Dissolved, Referred to the National Funeral Directors Association

 

1st Draft September 2003, 2nd 12 April 2007, 3rd 15 April 2009, 4th 16 August 2010, 5th 16 August 2011, 6th 28 October 2014

 

1.This work amends Chapter 7 National Cemeteries ß271-296 and repeals Chapter 7a Private and Commercial Cemeteries ß298.Federal regulation of the funeral industry is currently limited to the National Cemeteries under the supervision of the Secretary of Veteranís Affairs and a prohibition of unfair and deceptive advertising on the part of the funeral industry that must provide a general price list to consumers. The vast majority of regulation of the funeral, cemetery and estate industries is done by state license boards under state statute.The purpose of this Act is to improve death reporting, annual, cross-examinable, death statistics from the previous year by the Social Security Administration, National Center for Health Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau, estate statistics and redress fatal corruptions in the law and society to reduce the annual number of fatalities in pursuit of universal and eternal, life, liberty and happiness.This Act will elect licensed professional social workers to adjudicate the Probate Court, separate and independent of the Mental Health Court that will be adjudicated by a licensed professional independent social worker employed by the Mental Health Board overseen by a Social Work Administration (SWA).The Social Work Administration (SWA) shall adjudicate disputes regarding trusts.The philosophy of this Act is that of free will and may be cited the Free Will Act.

 

Leading Global Causes of Death

 

Rank

0-4 years

5-14 years

15-44 years

15-59 years

60 years

All ages

1

Perinatal conditions

2,155,000

Acute lower

respiratory infections

213,429

HIV/AIDS

1,629,726

Ischaemic heart disease

887,146

Ischaemic heart disease

6,239,562

Ischaemic heart disease

7,375,408

2

Acute lower

respiratory infections

1,850,412

Malaria

209,109

Road traffic injuries

600,312

Cerebrovascular disease

600,854

Cerebrovascular disease

4,247,080

Cerebrovascular disease

5,106,125

3

Diarrhoeal diseases

1,814,158

Road traffic injuries

161,956

Interpersonal violence

509,844

Tuberculosis

407,737

Chronic obstructive

pulmonary disease

1,974,652

Acute lower respiratory

infections

3,452,178

4

Measles

887,671

Drowning

157,573

Self-inflicted injuries

508,621

Trachea/bronchus

/lung cancers

305,982

Acute lower

respiratory infections

1,184,698

HIV/AIDS

2,285,229

5

Malaria

793,368

Diarrhoeal diseases

133,883

Tuberculosis

427,314

Cirrhosis of the liver

264,117

Trachea/bronchus/

lung cancers

889,873

Chronic obstructive

pulmonary disease

2,249,252

6

Congenital

abnormalities

404,849

War injuries

57,285

War injuries

372,935

HIV/AIDS

214,571

Tuberculosis

570,513

Diarrhoeal diseases

2,219,032

7

HIV/AIDS

349,885

Nephritis/nephrosis

44,640

Ischaemic heart disease

244,556

Liver cancers

205,394

Stomach cancers

561,527

Perinatal conditions

2,155,000

8

Pertussis

345,771

Congenital abnormalities

43,056

Cerebrovascular disease

195,983

Stomach cancers

205,212

Diabetes mellitus

426,964

Tuberculosis

1,498,061

9

Tetanus

302,668

Inflammatory cardiac disease

40,802

Cirrhosis of the liver

142,445

Chronic obstructive

pulmonary disease

203,192

Colon/rectum cancer

424,463

Trachea/bronchus/

lung cancers

1,244,407

10

Protein−energy

malnutrition

214,717

HIV/AIDS

39,042

Drowning

141,922

Self-inflicted injuries

178,478

Cirrhosis of the liver

355,615

Road traffic injuries

1,170,694

11

Drowning

125,301

Fires

38,968

Fires

122,666

Road traffic injuries

172,312

Nephritis/nephrosis

307,832

Malaria

1,110,293

12

STDs excluding HIV

118,178

Cerebrovascular disease

38,349

Maternal haemorrhage

116,771

Breast cancers

132,238

Oesophaguscancers

296,550

Self-inflicted injuries

947,697

13

War injuries

103,323

Tuberculosis

38,093

Acute lower respiratory

infections

115,100

Oesophagus cancers

117,352

Liver cancers

295,756

Measles

887,671

14

Road traffic injuries

82,429

Interpersonal violence

34,938

Rheumatic heart disease

104,635

Diabetes mellitus

104,855

Inflammatory cardiac disease

268,545

Stomach cancers

822,069

15

Meningitis

60,198

Leukaemia

34,503

Liver cancers

103,131

Inflamatory cardiac disease

97,511

Self-inflicted injuries

227,724

Cirrhosis of the liver

774,563

 

2. Death is a part of life.The Model Determination of Death Act defines death to have occurred when an individual who sustains either (i) irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions or (ii) irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem. A determination of death must be made in accordance with acceptable medical standards for death certificates.In 2004 it was estimated that 56,597,030 people died around the world, an average of 863 death per 100,000, 0.86% of the population with a life expectancy of 66 years.It is estimated that 2,398,343 people died in the U.S. in 2004, 808 per 100,000, 0.83% of the population, a decrease of 49,945 from the previous year, the life expectancy at birth in 2004 reached 77.9 years, 76 years for men and 80 for women.This represents an increase of 0.4 year relative to 2003.Record-high life expectancies were reached for white males (75.7 years) and black males (69.8 years), as well as for white females (80.8 years) and black females (76.5 years). The gap between male and female life expectancy was 5.2 years in 2004, down from 5.3 years in 2003, and 5.4 years in 2002. The difference between male and female life expectancy at birth has been generally decreasing since its peak of 7.8 years in 1979.12,129 state prisoners died between 2001 through 2004. For black inmates, the rate of dying was 57 percent lower than among the overall black population - 206 versus 484. But white and Hispanic prisoners both had death rates slightly above their counterparts in the overall population. As the result of alarmingly high rates of incarceration we wait to see if and when the number of incarcerated people will exceed the number of deaths in the United States. By state of residence, Hawaii had the lowest mortality in 2004 with an age-adjusted death rate of 623.6 deaths per 100,000 standard population. Mortality was highest for Mississippi, with an age-adjusted death rate of 998.2 per 100,000 standard population.†††

 

Number of deaths and Life Expectancy, by State, 2006

 

State

Deaths

Population in 1,000

Deaths Per 1,000

Life Expectancy at Birth

Life Expectancy at Birth Male

Life Expectancy at Birth Fe-male

United States

2,448,000

301, 621

8.11

77.8

75.2

80.4

Alabama

46,764

4,628

10.1

74.6

71.3

77.5

Alaska

3,486

683

5.1

76.7

74.2

79.1

Arizona

45,215

6,339

7.13

77.5

74.7

80.2

Arkansas

28,324

2,835

9.99

75.1

72.1

77.9

California

237,059††

36.553

6.49

78.3

75.9

80.6

Colorado

30,077

4,862

6.19

78.4

76.1

80.4

Connecticut

28,536

3,502

8.15

78.4

75.7

80.8

Delaware

7,332

865

8.48

76.6

74.0

78.9

District of Columbia

5,217

588

8.87

72.6

68.5

76.1

Florida

167,196

18,251

9.16

77.5

74.6

80.3

Georgia

65,913

9,545

6.91

75.3

72.3

77.8

Hawaii

9,319

1,283

7.26

79.8

77.1

82.5

Idaho

10,967

1,499

7.32

78.0

75.9

80.2

Illinois

100,049

12,853

7.78

76.7

73.9

79.2

Indiana

54,246

6,345

8.55

76.2

73.4

78.6

Iowa

27,304

2,988

9.14

78.5

75.8

80.8

Kansas

24,307

2,776

8.76

77.5

74.9

79.8

Kentucky

39,315

4,241

9.27

75.3

72.3

77.9

Louisiana

38,611

4,293

8.99

74.4

71.2

77.3

Maine

12,398

1,317

9.41

77.6

75.1

80.0

Maryland

43,715

5,618

7.78

76.3

73.6

78.8

Massachusetts

53,109

6,450

8.23

78.4

75.8

80.7

Michigan

86,740

10,072

8.61

76.5

73.9

78.7

Minnesota

37,116

5,198

7.14

79.1

76.5

81.3

Mississippi

28,236

2,919

9.67

73.7

70.4

76.7

Missouri

54,463

5,878

9.27

76.2

73.4

78.7

Montana

8,616

958

8.99

77.3

74.7

80.0

Nebraska

15,280

1,775

8.61

78.3

75.6

80.6

Nevada

19,771

2,565

7.71

75.9

73.4

78.7

New Hampshire

10,178

1,316

7.74

78.5

75.9

80.7

New Jersey

69,172

8,686

7.96

77.5

74.8

79.8

New Mexico

15,261

1,970

7.75

77.3

74.4

80.1

New York

148,378

19,298

7.69

77.9

75.1

80.2

North Carolina

76,093

9,061

8.40

75.8

72.7

78.4

North Dakota

5,648

640

8.83

78.7

75.8

81.7

Ohio

106,772

11,467

9.31

76.4

73.8

78.7

Oklahoma

36,074

3,617

9.97

75.3

72.6

77.6

Oregon

29,186

3,747

7.79

77.9

75.5

80.0

Pennsylvania

124,485

12,433

10.0

76.8

74.0

79.3

Rhode Island

9,751

1,058

9.21

78.2

75.5

80.3

South Carolina

37,763

4,408

8.57

74.9

71.6

77.9

South Dakota

6,821

796

8.57

78.0

75.0

80.9

Tennessee

56,948

6,157

9.25

75.0

71.8

77.7

Texas

158,740

23,904

6.64

76.7

74.1

79.2

Utah

14,142

2,645

5.35

78.7

76.5

80.6

Vermont

4,919

621

7.92

78.2

75.8

80.4

Virginia

57,954

7,712

7.52

76.9

74.3

79.1

Washington

47,043

6,468

7.27

78.2

75.9

80.5

West Virginia

20,912

1,812

11.54

75.0

72.3

77.7

Wisconsin

46,130

5,602

8.24

78.1

75.4

80.5

Wyoming

4,200

523

8.03

77.1

74.9

79.3

 

3. Life expectancy improved dramatically during the 20th century.Between 1900 and 2000, life expectancy at birth in the United States increased from 47 to 77 years.Age adjusted life expectancy for people aged 65 increased more than 6 years during the twentieth century, in 2002 a 65 year old American woman could expect to live almost 20 more years and a man an additional 16.6 years.In 1900 there were about 3 million people aged sixty-five and over in the United States, making up 4.1 percent of the population.By 1963 the number had grown to 17.5 million; and one could reasonably expect to survive to old age.In 2000 about 35 million citizens were aged sixty-five or over, constituting 12.5 percent of the population.By 2030, this age group will account for about 70 million people, or 20 percent of the population.As the result of societal norms, advances in pharmaceutical technology, namely the invention of antibiotics and many vaccines in the first half of the 20th century, and most of all the institution of clean water and sanitation, life expectancy increased but the causes of death changed. In 1900, one third of all deaths in the United States were attributed to three major categories of infectious disease: pneumonia and influenza, tuberculosis, and diarrheal diseases and enteritis.Many additional deaths were caused by typhoid, meningococcal meningitis, scarlet fever, whooping cough, diphtheria, dysentery, and measles. Altogether, common infectious diseases accounted for 40% of all deaths in 1900 but they accounted for only 4% of all deaths in 2000. Cardiovascular disease (CVD; heart disease and stroke) accounted for 14% of all deaths in 1900 and for 37% in 2000. Cancer accounted for only 4% of all deaths in 1900 but for 23% in 2000.

 

Leading Causes of Death, 2004

 

1. Heart disease: 654,092

2. Cancer: 550,270

3. Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 150,147

4.Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 123,884

5. Accidents (unintentional injuries): 108,694

6. Diabetes: 72,815

7. Alzheimer's disease: 65,829

8. Influenza/Pneumonia: 61,472

9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 42,762

10. Septicemia: 33,464

11. Chronic Liver Disease 27,013

12. Homicide 22,000

13. Parkinsonís 19,544

14. Human Immuno-deficiency virus HIV 13, 063

15. Suicide 10,700

 

4. A great number of deaths, unaccounted for in standard statistics regarding causes of death, but important for rational decision-making regarding medical insurance, treatment, end of life care, estate planning, and the payment of creditors to deceased estates, can be strictly or loosely interpreted as medical malpractice. In the US, not dissimilar to the rest of the world, in 2004 there were an estimated 250,000 deaths, about 10 percent, officially determined to have been caused by medical malpractice or product liability. 12,000 from unnecessary surgery, 7,000 from medication errors in hospitals, 20,000 from other errors in hospitals, 80,000 from infections in hospitals, 100,000 from bedsores, 106,000 from adverse drug reactions, making medical malpractice the third leading cause of death, ten times the homicide rate.Another 2001 study puts the number of death attributed to medical error at 783,936 more than heart disease, 699,697 or cancer 553,251 compared to 18,000 deaths attributed to a lack of health insurance coverage in 2004 by the Institute of Medicine.20 percent of all deaths occur in nursing homes, however autopsies are performed on only 1 percent of these deaths. The mortality rate in hospitals for patients with bedsores is between 23% and 37%.The Coalition for Nursing Home Reform states that at least one-third of the nation's 1.6 million nursing home residents may suffer from malnutrition and dehydration, which that cause 108,800 premature deaths.To do Jesus Christís promise of eternal life justice one must not overlook the fact, every survivor has realized, all modern chronic disease is caused by the malevolent distribution of laboratory supplies ever since the porcelain throne put shitting in the well out of style.There are laws prohibiting biological and chemical weapons however the bio-medical research journals tend to exclude the names of the common pathogens they use to cause disease in laboratory animals.This must be stopped.

Estimated Annual Mortality and Economic Cost of Medical Intervention

 

Condition

Number of Deaths

Estimated Cost

Complications

Adverse Drug Reactions

106,000

$12 billion

19%

Medical Error

98,000

 

17%

Bedsores

115,000

$55 billion

10%

Nonsocomial Infection

88,000

$5 billion

5-6%

Malnutrition

108,000

 

10%

Iatrogenic Outpatient

199,000

$77 billion

25%

Surgery Related

32,000

$9 billion

30%

Total

783,936

$282 billion

 

 

6. To process the 0.83% of the population that dies every year 0.05% of the population is employed in the death care industry.This means that there is a ratio of 16.6 dead people to every mortuary professional per year although the labor is actually divided into funeral service, cemetery maintenance and manufacturing meaning the annual caseload tends to be much higher, enough to support a comfortable living for the professional. Per death receipts for funeral services are estimated to total $4,166 for a burial and $1,080 for a cremation.†† The American funeral industry emerged in the aftermath of the Civil War.Before then families would normally bury their own dead.The foundation of the new industry was embalming that permitted family to have a last look at their loved one that was legitimized in the cross country voyage of Abraham Lincolnís body from Washington DC to Springfield, Illinois.Since then funeral homes sprung up around the country.The Federal Trade Commission requires funeral directors provide clients with a detailed price list of all goods and services, informing them that embalming is not required by law, and allowing families to plan alternative funerals that did not follow traditional patterns. Although cremation had made its appearance on the American scene much earlier, it became a viable option in the late 1960s and grew in popularity in subsequent decades.Cremation rates at the turn of the twenty-first century rose to 25 percent.Another significant trend to emerge in the closing decades of the twentieth century was the intrusion of multinational corporations into what has become known as "death care." Inspired in part by the aging of the populous baby-boom generation, big corporations like Service Corporation International and the Loewen Group have been buying up independent, family-owned funeral homes although most funeral homes continue to be independently owned and operated.

 

7. Funerals, in the US and Canada, can be divided into three parts, (1)Visitation, where the body is on display at the funeral home for viewing for a night or two before the funeral.The deceased is usually dressed in their best clothes.If the body is disfigured or someone is unwilling to view the body a closed casket. In Jewish funerals the body is never viewed and embalming is forbidden.Guests sign a book held by the descendants and exchange photographs, (2) Funeral Service, a memorial service that is often officiate by a clergy from the bereaved church or religion.Funerals are usually held three to five days after a personís death.The service usually involves prayers, reading from the Bible and words of comfort from the clergy.Family members and friends frequently give a eulogy to detail the happy memories and accomplishments in the life of the deceased. (3) Burial Service, is conducted at the site of the grave, tomb, mausoleum or crematorium at which the body of deceased is buried or cremated.The burial may take place immediately after the funeral whereupon a funeral procession will travel from the memorial service to the burial site or at a time when the burial site is ready.Flowers are often put on the coffin or in the case of the burial of the member of the Armed Forces the Secretary of Veteranís Affairs will provide an American flag to drape over the coffin.Within the Department of Veteranís Affairs there is established a National Cemetery Administration responsible for the interment of deceased service members and veterans. The largest of the 130 national cemeteries is the Calverton National Cemetery, on Long Island, near Riverhead, N.Y, that conducts more than 7,000 burials each year.

 

8. The organ donor system is important to the death care industry because it provides the final utility for a personís body.Organ and tissue transplants have saved or improved millions of lives. Over the last decade, the transplantation of human tissue such as bones, heart valves, ligaments and skin has grown exponentially.Researchers began experimenting with organ transplantation on animals and humans in the 18th century. Over the years, scientists have experienced many failures, but by the mid-20th century, they were performing successful organ transplants. Transplants of kidneys, livers, hearts, pancreas, intestine, lungs, and heart-lungs are now considered routine medical treatment.In the last 20 years, important medical breakthroughs such as tissue typing and immunosuppressant drugs have allowed for a larger number of organ transplants and a longer survival rate for transplant recipients. The most notable development in this area was Jean Borel's discovery of an immunosuppressant drug called Cyclosporine in the mid-1970s. This drug was approved for commercial use in November 1983. The Organ Procurement and Transplant Network was established to compiles a national list of individuals who need organs and a national system that finds matching organs.A scientific registry keeps track of all transplant recipients.Criminal penalties of up to $50,000 and five years in prison on any person who knowingly acquires or receives or otherwise transfer any human organ for valuable consideration for use in human transplantation.A personís state driverís license indicates whether a person wishes to participate

 

9. The core corruption in society is the Probate Court.The 666 page Uniform Probate Code does little to rectify the torture, cruel, unusual and inhumane punishment and treatment that occur in this jurisdiction. Research by the American Association of Retired People (AARP) has found that only 60 percent of the population 50 or older has a will, with only 45 percent having a durable health-care power of attorney that permits medical decisions to be made for them if they are no longer able to.This Act provides for licensed professional funeral directors to be elected and take over responsibility for the adjudication of Probate Court.Regardless, three out of four Americans die without a will.The corruption of adjudicating mental illness has resulted in the forfeiture of both the mental illness and probate jurisdictions by the legal profession to the social work profession.Mental Health shall be adjudicated by separate independent social workers with no conflicts of interest.The corrupt practice of enforcing psychiatric medication is prohibited.Divorce, Tenant Landlord Relations, Traffic, Small Claims, Substance Abuse Courts are also transferred to the judgment of social workers and a Social Division from the Judiciary is created to ensure a clear separation of power between social problems and the felonies of the Bar. Wills and trusts needs to be freed from obligatory service upon the Probate Court.Neither wills nor trusts shall be registered with the Probate Court, before or after death, without the explicit informed consent of the testator, settler or disputant heirs.This Act: (1) gives the funeral director superior rights and privileges to a lawyer in regards to the adjudication of trusts and probate in general, (2) liberates trusts from all required registration with the Court (3) denies the Court the power of appointment of trustees that must be done democratically by the beneficiaries without the corrupt influence of the judiciary (4) directs litigation and disputes concerning trusts to funeral directors or socio-economically sound agency in the executive branch (5) does not deprive trustees and beneficiaries of the right to judicial review but relieves them of such responsibility and (6) enforces the rule against perpetuities to abolish zombie corporations and require corporations using the name of a deceased person to change their name to a living partner or inanimate object immediately.

 

10. It is difficult to calculate the total national value of the death transfer but it is probably around $100 billion annually.Of the 2.4 million people who die in the United States annually just over 35,000 will file estate tax returns after the passing of longest surviving spouse.Fewer than half of these, about 15,000, will pay any estate tax whatsoever.Despite the low number of taxpayers estate tax liability will total $23 billion, an average of approximately $1.5 million per taxable return.The vast majority of estates in probate are worth less than $15,000.In 2004 only 12 states reported their 2003 probate estate caseloads however of those reporting, 66 percent involves probate wills/intestate, 21 percent involved guardianship, and 13 percent involved other matters.Probate is generally a long, expensive and torturous process that estate lawyers recommend be avoided by conveying all assets to others upon death through joint tenancy, pay on death accounts and transfer on death securities.The objective of estate planning is to have no possessions when you die.Social security survivors insurances provides for the spouse and dependent children should the beneficiary die.One month after an insured person dies a sum of not less than $255 is made payable to the widow or widower of the deceased.Should the deceased have been eligible or reciving disability or old age insurance and the spouse was not eligible but dependent upon the deceased income the surviving spouse and dependent children eligible for 74% of normal benefits of the deceased.
 

Sanders, Tony J. Hospitals & Asylums. Chapter 7: National Cemeteries. 5th Draft. 111 pgs. HA-16-8-11. www.title24uscode.org/NCO.doc

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