Guidelines for Verifying Life Extinct

Date: 
25-06-18
Description: 

When a person dies, a number of steps need to be completed before the legal registration of death and any funeral takes place. The first step, Verification of Life Extinct (VLE), is confirmation or verification that death has indeed occurred. This guidance describes the features required to diagnose death, who can perform that function and details of the procedure.

Identifier: 
10.14655/11971-1204086
Type: 
Report
Rights: 
Department of Health (Northern Ireland)
Language: 
Language=en