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Circumstances in which a death must not be registered

    (1)     The Registrar must not register a death unless the Registrar

        (a)     has been given notice by a doctor under section 37(1) in relation to the death of the person; or

S. 36(1)(b) substituted by No. 77/2008 s. 129(Sch.  2 item 3.3(a)).

        (b)     has been given a copy of an order made by a coroner under section 47 of the Coroners Act 2008 releasing the body of the deceased person to a specified person; or

S. 36(1)(c) amended by No. 77/2008 s. 129(Sch.  2 item 3.3(b)).

        (c)     has received a notice under section 49(2) of the Coroners Act 2008 containing the particulars needed to effect or complete registration of the death; or

        (d)     has been given notice in the form of a document issued, made or given in relation to the death under a corresponding law of another State or the Commonwealth or any other place, being a document which the Registrar is satisfied is equivalent to a notice or certificate referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

    (2)     Despite subsection (1), the Registrar must register the death if—

        (a)     registration of the death is ordered by a court; or

        (b)     the Registrar is of the opinion that, having regard to the circumstances of the case, it is proper that the death should be registered without any notice, certificate or order referred to in this section.

Division 2—Notification of deaths

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