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Amendments: Section 29 of the Vital Statistics Act

Since April 1st, 2017, Nurse Practitioners are authorized to certify death. Amendments were made to section 29 of the Vital Statistics Act and it now reads as follows:

29(2) The medical practitioner or nurse practitioner who was last in attendance during the last illness of the deceased person or the coroner who conducts an investigation or inquest into the death of a person shall, forthwith after the death, investigation or inquest, as the case may be, complete and sign the medical certificate of cause of death portion of the death registration form and shall deliver the form to the funeral director.