Medical Certification of Death: Tips & Reminders for Physicians

Click HERE for The Handbook for Physicians, NPs and Coroners: Medical Certification of Death and Stillbirth

Proactively request bundles of Physician Medical Certification of Death forms

  • Several members have noted that this contributes to an increasingly efficient process!
  • Request forms from Vital Statistics @ [email protected] or (fax) 250.952.9094

Did You Know?

  • The BC Vital Statistics Act requires the Most Responsible Provider (or physician/nurse practitioner delegate) to complete and send the Medical Certificate of Death to the Funeral Director within 48 hours.
  • A death certificate cannot be applied for, nor a permit of burial/cremation issued, until the Medical Certificate of Death form is received.

Do you have any more tips or reminders to share?
 Email or call us and we will add them to the list!



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