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Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Medical reviewers

    1. 1.Medical reviewers

  3. Referral of medical certificates of cause of death for review

    1. 2.Referral of certain medical certificates of cause of death for review

    2. 3.Medical reviewer requests

    3. 4.Application for review of certificate by interested person

    4. 5.Stay of registration of death pending review

    5. 6.Request for review not to stay registration

    6. 7.Medical reviewer to determine whether review to stay registration

  4. Review of medical certificates of cause of death

    1. 8.Review of medical certificates of cause of death

    2. 9.Action following satisfactory review

    3. 10.Action following unsatisfactory review: medical reviewer

    4. 11.Action following unsatisfactory review: senior medical reviewer

    5. 12.Action where relevant medical practitioner is unavailable or incapacitated

    6. 13.Duty to inform following review

  5. Powers of medical reviewers

    1. 14.Power to require documents

    2. 15.Documents: offences

  6. Duty to report suspicions of criminality

    1. 16.Involvement of procurator fiscal

  7. Deaths outwith Scotland

    1. 17.Verification of foreign death certificates

    2. 18.Medical reviewers to authorise cremation

    3. 19.Post-mortem examination of person who died outwith United Kingdom

  8. Other functions of medical reviewers

    1. 20.Training and information functions

    2. 21.Duty to co-operate

    3. 22.Guidance

    4. 23.Annual report

  9. Fees

    1. 24.Fees in respect of medical reviewer functions

  10. Disposal of bodies

    1. 25.Prohibition on disposal of body without authorisation

    2. 26.Certifying medical practitioner to provide additional information

    3. 27.Still-birth declarations

  11. General

    1. 28.Ancillary provision

    2. 29.Orders and regulations

    3. 30.Minor and consequential modifications

    4. 31.Interpretation

    5. 32.Short title and commencement

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      STATUS AND APPOINTMENT OF MEDICAL REVIEWERS

      1. 1.Schedule 5A to the 1978 Act (Healthcare Improvement Scotland) is...

      2. 2.After paragraph 7 insert— Medical reviewers (1) HIS must appoint persons employed under paragraph 7(5) to...

      3. 3.In paragraph 11 (delegation of functions)— (a) in sub-paragraph (1),...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL MODIFICATIONS

      1. Cremation Act 1902 (c. 8)

        1. 1.(1) The Cremation Act 1902 is amended as follows.

      2. Cremation Act 1952 (c. 31)

        1. 2.In section 2(2) of the Cremation Act 1952 (procedure for...

      3. Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (c. 49)

        1. 3.Section 21(5) of the 1965 Act (person having charge of...

        2. 4.In section 24 of the 1965 Act (certificate of cause...

        3. 5.Section 27(2) and (3) of the 1965 Act (transmission of...

        4. 6.In section 56(1) of the 1965 Act (interpretation)—

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