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Person certifying death

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Maternal mortality

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Data definitions

VIC, WA Deaths Registration Collections: Contact details and registration number of Medical Practitioner or Coroner certifying a death. QLD: To certify the death, the doctor must have attended the deceased when alive, examined the deceased person's body or considered information about the deceased person's medical history and the circumstances of the deceased person's death.

Additional information

Medical Practitioners are required to complete a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death for submission to the S/T Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. In addition the deceased's family is responsible for registering a death with certification of the funeral director.

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