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Mar 30 2020

Completing death certificates for patients who succumb to COVID-19

The state Office of the Medical Examiner has issued guidance on completing death certificates for patients who die of complications related to COVID-19.

The guidance urges physicians and other clinicians authorized to certify deaths to complete death certificates in a timely manner and NOT to delay certifying a death in the absence of a positive test result for COVID-19, if available clinical information suggests the illness.

Read the guidance from the Office of the State Medical Examiner