Civil Registration Act 2004

Certificate of cause of death.

42.—(1) On the death following an illness of a person who was attended during that illness by a registered medical practitioner, the practitioner shall sign and give to a qualified informant (within the meaning of section 37 ) a certificate stating to the best of his or her knowledge and belief the cause of the death, and the informant shall give the certificate to any registrar together with the form specified in section 37 (1) containing the required particulars in relation to the death.

(2) Where a registrar is given a certificate under subsection (1), the registrar shall enter in the register, together with the required particulars—

(a) the cause of the death concerned stated in the certificate, and

(b) the name and address of the registered medical practitioner concerned.