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Clinician obligation to sign death certificates

Discussion Ends on 10/21/2018

When physicians (or other medical professionals authorized to certify deaths) refuse to complete death certificates, the result is needless delays and complications with funeral arrangements, estate proceedings and other legal and personal matters important to the decedent’s loved ones. NCMB is considering a draft position statement that states its expectation for licensees to complete death certificates.

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