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Jahi McMath to Ask California SOS to Rescind Death Certificate

Alex Padilla

The family of Jahi McMath plans to file a request next week with Alex Padilla, California’s secretary of state, asking him to rescind the death certificate so the family can return to Oakland and receive care for their daughter.  (NJ Advance Media)

In October 2014, the family tried to achieve the same objective through a court filing in the Alameda County litigation against Oakland Children’s Hospital.  But the judge suggested that the family should first petition the relevant state agency.  

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