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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT 1996 - SECT 40

Registration

    (1)     The Registrar registers a death by making an entry about the death in the Register.

S. 40(1A) inserted by No. 61/2017 s. 119.

    (1A)     The Registrar, on being notified by a doctor of a death under section 37 and in accordance with section 67 of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 , must register the death in the Register by making an entry about the death that records—

        (a)     the cause of death as the disease, illness or medical condition that was the grounds for a person to access voluntary assisted dying; and

        (b)     in the case that the Registrar is notified in accordance with section 67(1)(a)(ii) or (iii), that—

              (i)     the person was the subject of a voluntary assisted dying permit, and accessed voluntary assisted dying by self-administering, or being administered by the person's co‑ordinating medical practitioner the voluntary assisted dying substance specified in the permit; and

              (ii)     voluntary assisted dying was the manner of death.

    (2)     However, if the particulars available to the Registrar are incomplete the Registrar may register a death on the basis of incomplete particulars.

S. 40A inserted by No. 61/2017 s. 120.



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