Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

48 Time within which death to be notified

(1)

A person required by section 42(1) to notify a death shall do so within 3 working days after the disposal of the body concerned.

(2)

A coroner required by section 44 to notify a death shall do so within 3 working days of the completion of the inquiry concerned.

(3)

If the Registrar-General is satisfied that—

(a)

any death in New Zealand has not previously been registered; or

(b)

the death of a person ordinarily resident in New Zealand occurred in a place outside New Zealand where—

(i)

there was no system for recording information relating to deaths; or

(ii)

the system for recording information relating to deaths did not apply to the person,—

the death may be notified at any time; but (without limiting the generality of section 82) the Registrar-General may decline to allow information relating to it to be recorded if not satisfied that its registration is appropriate.

Section 48(2): amended, on 1 July 2007, by section 146 of the Coroners Act 2006 (2006 No 38).