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Death documents go digital

Wednesday, 14 March 2018   (0 Comments)
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An online Death Documents service has been launched by the Ministry of Health.


Death Documents is a digital tool for Health Practitioners to securely and easily complete the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and Cremation Certificate information required after someone dies.

The Ministry of Health is working with the Department of Internal Affairs to create the tool and doctors and nurse practitioners will soon be able to complete the necessary forms online via the new Death Documents platform.

In the first phase a group of medical practitioners around the country will complete the medical forms online. Forms will have to be printed for funeral directors during this phase, but the project is working towards a fully digital process in the coming months.

The Ministry of Health is taking feedback from users about how the online process can be enhanced via the Death Documents website.

Online documents can be filled in on computers, tablets, and mobile devices, and can be saved and submitted later. Death Documents is intuitive and has help at each step.

Documents submitted online are instantly sent to the Ministry of Health so that notification to the health sector about someone’s death can happen more quickly.


Source: Ministry of Health, 14 March 2018


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