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The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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Notification of deaths

79.—(1) The contractor shall report, in writing, to the Health Board, the death on its practice premises of any patient no later than the end of the first working day after the date on which the death occurred.

(2) The report shall include—

(a)the patient’s full name;

(b)the patient’s National Health Service number where known;

(c)the date and place of death;

(d)a brief description of the circumstances, as known, surrounding the death;

(e)the name of any medical practitioner or other person treating the patient whilst on the practice premises; and

(f)the name, where known, of any other person who was present at the time of the death.

(3) The contractor shall send a copy of the report referred to in sub-paragraph (1) to any other Health Board in whose area the deceased was resident at the time of the patient’s death.

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