The legislation and paperwork for death and cremation certificates was updated in January 2009.
The main changes:
  • Deaths and cremations are now mainly covered by the Burial & Cremation Act 1964
  • The Medical Certificate of Causes of Death was revamped
  • The Cremation Certificate of Medical Practitioner (Form B) has significant re-wording.


PODCAST - podcasts developed and published by Dr Vani Chandran and Dr Sam Holford
- targeted to Auckland RMOs
- session on death certification:


Funeral Directors Association of NZ (FDANZ) website


Pacemaker Explosions reference

Deceased Verification form FDANZ