It’s not in keeping, and we’re not allowed to do it. There used to be an LCRI that allowed it, but there is no LC-PCC-PS. The birth and death dates can be recorded in 046.

Which is not to say that I haven’t seen it done, and I understand why people would want to do it.


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Subject: [PCCLIST] Changes to "active" dates

If we discover actual birth and/or death dates for a person who was established with “active” dates, are we allowed to change the authorized access point to use the birth and death dates?  I’m thinking that would not be in keeping with the guidelines in the PS’s or the FAQ.

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