How is cause of death determined and coded?

Cause of death is determined by either the attending licensed physician, physician assistant, or certified nurse practitioner. If there was no attending health professional, the county coroner is responsible. If there is no coroner, the local registrar prepares the death certificate based on statements of relatives or other individuals who know the facts. All these individuals must have training in the registering of death certificates. Learn more in our epi mini-lesson.

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