New Medical Examiner Death Certification Process Steps

There is a new statutory requirement for all deaths to be reviewed by a Medical Examiner before a death certificate (otherwise known as a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death or MCCD) is written.

This means that a GP has to complete an extra form, submit it to the Medical Examiner and await their response before the GP can complete a death certificate. The Medical Examiner aims for a 24 hour turn around once the submission is made. There may then need to be further discussions between the GP and the Medical Examiner.

Please bear with us as this means completion of death certificates by the GP will take longer than before.

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