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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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According to social worker MM Nasar Kanhangad, Delhi airport doesn't accept death certificates which certify the cause of death as heart attack.
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The bereaved 48-year old said that while the enforcement officers were "lovely and compassionate" towards her, she still had to show them Barry's death certificate to prove she was telling the truth, which she said was an "awful" experience.
The death certificate was obtained from the Los Angeles Department of Health.
By attesting the death certificate, family members are able to claim insurance in the name of a beneficiary, settle any legal obligations and resolve property ownership.
Can anyone help me get the death certificate for my father?
the letters sent also did not get any response, hence I'm unable to get my youngest child's death certificate from the NRD,' he told reporters here yesterday.
Carol Schaapkens: "There should be a death certificate, that's terrible."
While fraudulent voting is one serious consequence of a poorly organized death certificate system, it is hardly the only one.
Contract notice: Outsourcing of information systems relating to death certificates.
Among the selected hospitals with high inpatient death rates, 45.8% of death certificates indicated an underlying cause of death that was inconsistent with CDC's Guidelines for Death Certificate completion.
Completion of a death certificate is an important and despised requirement within the medical profession.