Death certificate

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A Death Certificate is a document describing the deceased state of a person (date, place and cause of death). It is usually later entered in an official register of deaths. A death certificate may also include other information obtained from an informant (such as birth, marriage and burial info). It may be issued by

  • A medical practitioner who attended the deceased
  • A person such as a Registrar of Vital records