46. An institution that maintains a facility in which a death occurs must cause a certificate of death to be drawn up by a physician, for the purposes of this Act.
Where a death occurs elsewhere than in a facility maintained by an institution, the last physician who treated the person shall fill out the certificate of death. If the physician is not accessible, the certificate of death may be drawn up by another physician, a nurse or a coroner. If no person acting in any of such capacities is available within a radius of 16 km, the certificate of death may be drawn up by two persons of full age.
Where a death is the subject of an investigation and, where applicable, of an inquest under the Act respecting the determination of the causes and circumstances of death (chapter R-0.2), the certificate of death shall be drawn up by the coroner.
Where the remains of a person who died outside Québec are transported into Québec, the certificate of death shall be drawn up by the funeral services director of the funeral services business transporting the remains, unless the case falls within the competence of the coroner.
2001, c. 60, s. 46; 2016, c. 1, s. 1401.