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Consultation on ‘green forms’ for release of bodies

 

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Consultation on ‘green forms’ for release of bodies

The Department of Health has developed a form to improve the process of releasing bodies from hospital.

There is no legal requirement for hospitals to see the registrar’s certificate for burial and cremation (the ‘green form’) before agreeing to release a body. Having this requirement can lead to delays with funeral arrangements and can cause unnecessary distress to the bereaved. DH is inviting comments on the form. More ....