O. Reg. 192/20: ORDER UNDER SUBSECTION 7.0.2 (4) OF THE ACT - CERTAIN PERSONS ENABLED TO ISSUE MEDICAL CERTIFICATES OF DEATHSkip to content
Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
ORDER UNDER SUBSECTION 7.0.2 (4) OF THE ACT - CERTAIN PERSONS ENABLED TO ISSUE MEDICAL CERTIFICATES OF DEATH
Historical version for the period May 1, 2020 to July 14, 2020.
Note: This Order is revoked on July 22, 2020, unless it is extended. (See s. 7.0.8 of the Act and O. Reg. 106/20, Sched. 1)
This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.
Whereas an emergency was declared pursuant to Order in Council 518/2020 (Ontario Regulation 50/20) on March 17, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Toronto time pursuant to section 7.0.1 of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (the “Act”) and has been extended pursuant to section 7.0.7 of the Act;
And Whereas the criteria set out in subsection 7.0.2 (2) of the Act have been satisfied;
And Whereas the completion and signing of medical certificates of death in accordance with the requirements in the Vital Statistics Act are required for the registration of death in Ontario and the collection of vital statistics;
Now Therefore, this Order is made pursuant to subsection 7.0.2 (4) of the Act, in particular paragraphs 9, 12 and 14 of that subsection, the terms of which are set out in Schedule 1;
And Further, this Order applies generally throughout Ontario;
And Further, this Order shall be in effect for the duration of the declared emergency, subject to section 7.0.8 of the Act.
1. In this Order,
“funeral director” has the same meaning as in the Vital Statistics Act; (“directeur de services funéraires”)
“registered nurse” means a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario who holds a general certificate of registration as a registered nurse or an extended certificate of registration as a registered nurse; (“infirmière autorisée ou infirmier autorisé”)
“Registrar General” has the same meaning as in the Vital Statistics Act. (“registraire général de l’état civil”)
2. This Order applies to registered nurses who have been appointed under subsection 16.1 (1) of the Coroners Act to exercise the investigative powers and duties of a coroner and whose appointment was in effect on May 1, 2020.
Registered nurse authorized to complete medical certificate of death
3. (1) A registered nurse described in section 2 who investigates a death pursuant to their appointment is authorized to, as soon as the cause of death is known, complete and sign a medical certificate of death in the form approved for this purpose by the Registrar General under the Vital Statistics Act.
(2) The medical certificate of death must state the cause of death according to the classification of diseases adopted by reference in section 70 of Regulation 1094 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (General) made under the Vital Statistics Act and must be delivered to the funeral director.
Registered nurse authorized to copy or duplicate medical certificate of death
4. A registered nurse described in section 2 who investigates a death pursuant to their appointment is authorized to copy or duplicate a medical certificate of death when acting in the course of their appointment.