ESTABLISHING AND REGISTERING THE DEATH OF A CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA – LEGAL REGULATIONS

Gena Velkovska

Аннотация


The establishment of death in the Republic of Bulgaria is regulated by a specific ordinance. This is Decree № 14 dated 15 April 2004. medical criteria and conditions for establishing death, issued by the Ministry of Health. According to the requirements of Article 17 of Decree № 14 heads of medical institutions for hospital care, sent monthly report to the respective regional health inspection. This report contains information about the number of deaths at the hospital during the month.
Legal regulation of the act of death is reflected in Section IV of the Civil Registration Act. According to the text of Article 54, the act of death is compiled on the basis of a death notification no later than 48 hours after death. Compiling the act of death is carried out by an official civil status. Act of death (or copy extract) is a condition for the documentary:
a/disposal and transport of deceased;
b/cremation of the deceased.

Keywords: Death, Death establishment of medical criteria for determining death, Death notification, Statistics, Reporting, Cremation, Burial, Death certificate, Civil status, Deaths.


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