Authorise the cremation of a stillborn child

Form for medical referees to authorise the cremation of a stillborn child.


Authorisation of cremation of stillborn child by medical referee (Cremation 13)

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Before a stillborn child can be cremated, a medical referee must authorise the cremation.

To do this, complete this Cremation 13 form which confirms that:

  • the cremation meets the regulations
  • the person who issued the certificate completed an adequate examination of the stillborn child
  • there’s no reason for further examination
Published 2 January 2009
Last updated 6 April 2018 + show all updates
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