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.
Please review the pdf below on how to properly fill out a Certificate of Death:
Box 24-Cause of Death: Disease or Injury
NOT cardiopulmonary arrest or unknown
- MDs can only certify if NATURAL death
- ONLY completed by Coroner