Getting a medical certificate of cause of death is one of the first things you need to do after a loved one passes away. The reason this is crucially important is because without this certificate, you can’t register the death at your local office.

There is important information enclosed within a medical certificate of death and they include: their name, age, place of death and cause of death.

“…a medical certificate cause of death can not be issued straight away if a death is sudden or the cause of death is unknown. ”

Sometimes a medical certificate cause of death can not be issued straight away if a death is sudden or the cause of death is unknown. In these instances, the death is reported to a coroner who may decide to undertake a post-mortem. This will unfortunately delay any funeral proceedings.

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