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Death Certificate Form
Death Certificate Form
U.S. STANDARD CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
LOCAL FILE NO. STATE FILE NO.
1. DECEDENT’S LEGAL NAME (Include AKA’s if any) (First, Middle, Last)
2. SEX 3. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
4b. UNDER 1 YEAR 4c. UNDER 1 DAY 4a. AGE-Last Birthday
(Years)
Months Days Hours Minutes
5. DATE OF BIRTH (Mo/Day/Yr)
6. BIRTHPLACE (City and State or Foreign Country)
7a. RESIDENCE-STATE 7b. COUNTY 7c. CITY OR TOWN
7d. STREET AND NUMBER 7e. APT. NO. 7f. ZIP CODE
7g. INSIDE CITY LIMITS Yes No
8. EVER IN US ARMED FORCES
Yes No
9. MARITAL STATUS AT TIME OF DEATH
Married Married, but separated Widowed
Divorced Never Married Unknown
10. SURVIVING SPOUSE’S NAME (If wife, give name prior to first marriage)
11. FATHER’S NAME (First, Middle, Last)
12. MOTHER’S NAME PRIOR TO FIRST MARRIAGE (First, Middle, Last)
13a. INFORMANT’S NAME
13b. RELATIONSHIP TO DECEDENT
13c. MAILING ADDRESS (Street and Number, City, State, Zip Code)
14. PLACE OF DEATH (Check only one: see instructions)
IF DEATH OCCURRED IN A HOSPITAL:
Inpatient Emergency Room/Outpatient Dead on Arrival
IF DEATH OCCURRED SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN A HOSPITAL:
Hospice facility Nursing home/Long term care facility Decedent’s home Other (Specify):
15. FACILITY NAME (If not institution, give street & number)
16. CITY OR TOWN , STATE, AND ZIP CODE
17. COUNTY OF DEATH
18. METHOD OF DISPOSITION: Burial Cremation
Donation Entombment Removal from State
Other (Specify):_____________________________
19. PLACE OF DISPOSITION (Name of cemetery, crematory, other place)
20. LOCATION-CITY, TOWN, AND STATE
21. NAME AND COMPLETE ADDRESS OF FUNERAL FACILITY
NAME OF DECEDENT ____________________________________________
For use by physician or institution
To Be Completed/ Verified By:
FUNERAL DIRECTOR:
22. SIGNATURE OF FUNERAL SERVICE LICENSEE OR OTHER AGENT
23. LICENSE NUMBER (Of Licensee)
ITEMS 24-28 MUST BE COMPLETED BY PERSON
WHO PRONOUNCES OR CERTIFIES DEATH
24. DATE PRONOUNCED DEAD (Mo/Day/Yr)
25. TIME PRONOUNCED DEAD
26. SIGNATURE OF PERSON PRONOUNCING DEATH (Only when applicable)
27. LICENSE NUMBER
28. DATE SIGNED (Mo/Day/Yr)
29. ACTUAL OR PRESUMED DATE OF DEATH
(Mo/Day/Yr) (Spell Month)
30. ACTUAL OR PRESUMED TIME OF DEATH
31. WAS MEDICAL EXAMINER OR
CORONER CONTACTED Yes No
CAUSE OF DEATH (See instructions and examples)
32. PART I. Enter the chain of events--diseases, injuries, or complications--that directly caused the death. DO NOT enter terminal events such as cardiac
arrest, respiratory arrest, or ventricular fibrillation without showing the etiology. DO NOT ABBREVIATE. Enter only one cause on a line. Add additional
lines if necessary.
IMMEDIATE CAUSE (Final
disease or condition ---------> a._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
resulting in death) Due to (or as a consequence of):
Sequentially list conditions, b._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
if any, leading to the cause Due to (or as a consequence of):
listed on line a. Enter the
UNDERLYING CAUSE c._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(disease or injury that Due to (or as a consequence of):
initiated the events resulting
in death) LAST d._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Approximate
interval:
Onset to death
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
33. WAS AN AUTOPSY PERFORMED
Yes No
PART II. Enter other significant conditions contributing to death but not resulting in the underlying cause given in PART I
34. WERE AUTOPSY FINDINGS AVAILABLE TO
COMPLETE THE CAUSE OF DEATH Yes No
35. DID TOBACCO USE CONTRIBUTE
TO DEATH
Yes Probably
No Unknown
36. IF FEMALE:
Not pregnant within past year
Pregnant at time of death
Not pregnant, but pregnant within 42 days of death
Not pregnant, but pregnant 43 days to 1 year before death
Unknown if pregnant within the past year
37. MANNER OF DEATH
Natural Homicide
Accident Pending Investigation
Suicide Could not be determined
38. DATE OF INJURY
(Mo/Day/Yr) (Spell Month)
39. TIME OF INJURY 40. PLACE OF INJURY (e.g., Decedent’s home; construction site; restaurant; wooded area)
41. INJURY AT WORK
Yes No
42. LOCATION OF INJURY: State: City or Town:
Street & Number: Apartment No.: Zip Code:
43. DESCRIBE HOW INJURY OCCURRED:
44. IF TRANSPORTATION INJURY, SPECIFY:
Driver/Operator
Passenger
Pedestrian
Other (Specify)
45. CERTIFIER (Check only one):
Certifying physician-To the best of my knowledge, death occurred due to the cause(s) and manner stated.
Pronouncing & Certifying physician-To the best of my knowledge, death occurred at the time, date, and place, and due to the cause(s) and manner stated.
Medical Examiner/Coroner-On the basis of examination, and/or investigation, in my opinion, death occurred at the time, date, and place, and due to the cause(s) and manner stated.
Signature of certifier:_____________________________________________________________________________
46. NAME, ADDRESS, AND ZIP CODE OF PERSON COMPLETING CAUSE OF DEATH (Item 32)
To Be Completed By:
MEDICAL CERTIFIER
47. TITLE OF CERTIFIER
48. LICENSE NUMBER
49. DATE CERTIFIED (Mo/Day/Yr)
50. FOR REGISTRAR ONLY- DATE FILED (Mo/Day/Yr)
51. DECEDENT’S EDUCATION-Check the box
that best describes the highest degree or level of
school completed at the time of death.
8th grade or less
9th - 12th grade; no diploma
High school graduate or GED completed
Some college credit, but no degree
Associate degree (e.g., AA, AS)
Bachelor’s degree (e.g., BA, AB, BS)
Master’s degree (e.g., MA, MS, MEng,
MEd, MSW, MBA)
Doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD) or
Professional degree (e.g., MD, DDS,
DVM, LLB, JD)
52. DECEDENT OF HISPANIC ORIGIN Check the box
that best describes whether the decedent is
Spanish/Hispanic/Latino. Check the “No” box if
decedent is not Spanish/Hispanic/Latino.
No, not Spanish/Hispanic/Latino
Yes, Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano
Yes, Puerto Rican
Yes, Cuban
Yes, other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino
(Specify) __________________________
53. DECEDENT’S RACE (Check one or more races to indicate what the
decedent considered himself or herself to be)
White
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian Indian
(Name of the enrolled or principal tribe) _______________
Chinese
Filipino
Japanese
Korean
Vietnamese
Other Asian (Specify)__________________________________________
Native Hawaiian
Guamanian or Chamorro
Samoan
Other Pacific Islander (Specify)_________________________________
Other (Specify)___________________________________________
54. DECEDENT’S USUAL OCCUPATION (Indicate type of work done during most of working life. DO NOT USE RETIRED).
To Be Completed By:
FUNERAL DIRECTOR
55. KIND OF BUSINESS/INDUSTRY
REV. 11/2003
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