The legislation and paperwork for medical certificates relating to death and to cremation in New Zealand was updated in January 2009.
The main changes:
  • Deaths and cremations are now mainly covered by the Burial & Cremation Act 2009
  • The Medical Certificate of Causes of Death was revamped
  • The Cremation Certificate of Medical Practitioner (Form B) has significant re-wording.

GUIDELINES

PODCAST
www.wardcalls.com - podcasts developed and published by Dr Vani Chandran and Dr Sam Holford
- targeted to Auckland RMOs
- session on death certification: https://www.wardcalls.com/verifying-and-certifying-death/


LEGAL

Funeral Directors Association of NZ (FDANZ) website


FORMS:

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