Medical certificate of cause of death: draft regulations

The draft regulations set out the new system of death certification in England and Wales from April 2024.

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The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death Regulations 2024 were laid before Parliament on 15 April 2024.

Read more about death certification form and the introduction of medical examiners.

Applies to England and Wales



The new system of death certification will include the medical examiner’s independent scrutiny of the cause of death, alongside existing requirements.

The draft regulations may be amended before coming into force in April 2024.

Published 14 December 2023