This webinar details how to complete a Death Certificate and the Coroners Court process.

Doctors often don't receive much instruction in completing a death certificate yet it is critical to get it right. Understanding the requirements around death certificates and Coronial Inquests are important issues for practitioners, particularly junior doctors. All jurisdictions require that a death certificate be completed. In certain circumstances deaths are required to be reported to the Coroner and an inquest may be held. Learn about issues surrounding a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death including legal, ethical and moral duties. 

Learning outcomes

  • complete a death certificate and report deaths to the coroner appropriately
  • List the requirements and process of the coroners court.
  • Implement strategies to minimise medico legal exposure in an area of healthcare management with important legal and moral considerations.


Dr Nichola Davis is a GP and clinico-legal adviser at MIIPS with extensive experience in clinico-legal matters.

To obtain a Certificate of Attendance you must view the entire webinar and complete a feedback form. You may pause the video but you cannot track forward or back. Length: 54 minutes.

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