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Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011

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Sections 28-32

64.Sections 28 and 29 set out various general provisions.

65.Section 30 introduces schedule 2.

66.Section 31 sets out definitions for key words and phrases. This includes the medical certificate of cause of death, the form used by the certifying doctor which gives details of the person who has died and the cause of death. It is these certificates that will be scrutinised by medical reviewers under the new system.

67.Section 32 provides for the short title and commencement.

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