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Death certificates: what you need to know

An article titled “Death Certification: A Final Service to Your Patient” written by Stephen J. Cina, MD, the chief medical examiner for Cook County clarifies some of the concerns physicians may have over correctly signing death certificates.

Certificate of Death Worksheet

Please review the pdf below on how to properly fill out a Certificate of Death:

Certificate of Death Worksheet

Highlights:

Box 24-Cause of Death: Disease or Injury

  • Part 1:

    NOT mechanism
    NOT cardiopulmonary arrest or unknown

  • Part 2:

    Contributing Factors

  • Box 29:Manner

    • MDs can only certify if NATURAL death

    Box 30-36

    • ONLY completed by Coroner