Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

46 Other person may be authorised to notify

(1)

Where—

(a)

a person required by any of sections 42 to 45 to notify a death has signed and given to some other person written authority to notify it; or

(b)

every person required by any of sections 42 to 45 to notify a death has failed or refused to do so, and the Registrar-General has authorised some other person to notify it,—

the other person may do so.

(2)

Except as provided in subsection (1), a person not required by any of sections 42 to 45 to notify a death shall not notify it, and is not capable of notifying it.

(3)

Notwithstanding subsection (1), where any person required by any of sections 42 to 45 to notify a death authorises any other person to notify it, the requirement is not discharged until the other person duly notifies it.

Compare: 1951 No 22 s 33