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Certification of Death (Scotland) Act 2011

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7Medical reviewer to determine whether review to stay registration

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(1)This section applies where a medical reviewer receives a referral under section 24B(2) of the 1965 Act (request for review not to stay registration).

(2)The medical reviewer must—

(a)determine whether it is appropriate to register the death to which the referral relates before the review of the certificate under section 8(1) or, as the case may be, any further review under section 11(2)) is completed, and

(b)notify the relevant registrar of the determination.

(3)The medical reviewer may determine under subsection (2)(a) that it is appropriate to register the death before the review (or further review) is completed only where the medical reviewer is satisfied that—

(a)the circumstances of the case justify such registration, and

(b)there are no obvious indications that the medical certificate of cause of death is not in order.

(4)The medical reviewer may make such enquiries as the medical reviewer considers appropriate when making a determination under subsection (2)(a).

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