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Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965

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[F125BRegistration of deathsS

(1)Subject to subsection (2) [F2and (2A)] below, the district registrar for a registration district shall register the particulars of a death where, in accordance with this Part of this Act, the registrar has an attested death registration form concerning the death.

(2)The registrar is not to register a death in respect of which he obtained the attested death registration form by virtue of section 23(1A)(b) of this Act unless the registrar is satisfied that the prescribed particulars of the death have been—

(a)provided to the Registrar General under section 25A of this Act, or

(b)provided to the relevant district registrar under section 50 of this Act.

[F3(2A)The registrar is not to register a death in respect of which the certificate of cause of death has been referred under section 24A or where the Registrar General has been notified under section 4(4) of the 2011 Act of an application for review having been made until the first occurrence of any of the following events—

(a)a medical reviewer, under section 7(2)(b) of the 2011 Act (request for review not to stay registration), notifying the registrar that it is appropriate in the circumstances to register the death before the review is complete,

(b)the certificate or its replacement being approved by a medical reviewer—

(i)under section 9 of the 2011 Act (action following satisfactory review), or

(ii)under section 10 of that Act (action following unsatisfactory review: medical reviewer),

(c)the certificate or its replacement being approved by the senior medical reviewer under section 11 of the 2011 Act (action following unsatisfactory review: senior medical reviewer),

(d)the senior medical reviewer, under section 11(8)(a), (9)(a) or 12(5)(a) of the 2011 Act, signifying that the review has been conducted,

(e)a medical reviewer, under section 12(2)(a) of the 2011 Act (action where relevant medical practitioner is unavailable or incapacitated), signifying that the review has been conducted, or

(f)a procurator fiscal approving the certificate or providing a replacement certificate attested by a registered medical practitioner.]

(3)For the purposes of this Part of this Act, particulars of a death are registered by entering the death registration form concerning the death in the register of deaths kept by the district registrar performing the registration.]

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F1Ss. 25A, 25B inserted (1.10.2006 for specified purposes, 14.1.2008 for the insertion of s. 25B so far as not already in force) by Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 14), ss. 42(6), 63(2); S.S.I. 2006/469, art. 2, Sch. 1 (with art. 4); S.S.I. 2007/566, art. 2

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