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Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011

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10Action following unsatisfactory review: medical reviewer

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(1)This section applies where, following a review under section 8(1), a medical reviewer is of the view that a medical certificate of cause of death is not in order.

(2)The medical reviewer must—

(a)inform the relevant medical practitioner of that view and the reasons for coming to that view, and

(b)invite the relevant medical practitioner to attest and transmit to the medical reviewer a replacement certificate which takes account of the reasons.

(3)If the relevant medical practitioner attests and transmits a replacement certificate which in the view of the medical reviewer is in order, the medical reviewer must approve the replacement certificate and transmit it to the relevant registrar.

(4)If the relevant medical practitioner attests and transmits a replacement certificate which in the view of the medical reviewer is not in order, the medical reviewer must refer the review to the senior medical reviewer.

(5)If the relevant medical practitioner declines to attest and transmit a replacement certificate in response to the invitation under subsection (2)(b), the medical reviewer must—

(a)approve the certificate and notify the relevant registrar accordingly, or

(b)refer the review to the senior medical reviewer.

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