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death certificate

a legal document issued by a qualified medical practitioner certifying the death of a person and stating the cause if known

death certificate

a certificate issued on the registration of a person's death. First instituted in 1837 in England and Wales, it shows the full name of the person, the date and cause of death, age at death, marital status, and the occupation of the deceased or his/her spouse. Death certificates provide the sociologist with a source of data with which to examine matters such as occupational illness and social-class differences in DEATH RATE. See also BIRTH CERTIFICATE, MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, PARISH REGISTERS.
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IT is pounds 11 more expensive to get a birth or death certificate in Kirklees than it is in a neighbouring authority.
However, before finalisation of the first edition of the training tool, little testing of the efficacy of the certification modules had been undertaken to assess whether use of the tool as a standalone method for learning about completion of death certificates is appropriate.
As a result, many death certificates received by the Interior Ministry, have never reached the Public Health Ministry.
Understanding the inaccuracies resulting from the lack of specificity of drug involvement on death certificates is also important because federal policies often target states believed to have especially severe opioid or heroin problems," Dr.
The purpose of this consultation is to outsource some of its information systems around death certificates (application of on-line seizure of death certificates, restitution application, death certificate reference database and system Flow management).
According to sources, the matters related to transfer of property, education institutions admission forms, VISA requirements for going abroad are being inordinately delayed and the concerned staffers have started dumping the cases related to birth and death certificates.
The police also came across fake death certificates that were intended for making false insurance claims abroad.
8% of death certificates indicated an underlying cause of death that was inconsistent with CDC's Guidelines for Death Certificate completion.
The requirements for completion of death certificates by practitioners outside of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) apply to the certification of natural deaths.
Diabetes was identified as the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.
AFTER a 27-year battle, the Hillsborough victims are recorded as being unlawfully killed on their death certificates.
Texas on Wednesday began issuing death certificates that recognize same-sex marriages, state officials said.