Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

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49 Registrars to register deaths

(1)

Unless authorised by the Registrar-General to register deaths, a Registrar who is notified of a death under this Act shall, to the extent that the information given is information required by the standard form, send it to the Registrar-General or to a Registrar specified by the Registrar-General (as the Registrar-General for the time being directs).

(2)

Subject to sections 48 and 82,—

(a)

a Registrar (being a Registrar authorised by the Registrar-General to register deaths) who—

(i)

is notified of a death under this Act; or

(ii)

has been sent death information under subsection (1),—

shall, to the extent that the information given is information required by the standard form, register it; and

(b)

if sent death information under subsection (1), the Registrar-General shall, to the extent that it is information required by the standard form, register it.

(3)

A Registrar who records information relating to a person’s death (whether under subsection (1) of this section or under section 50) at a time when the Registrar has access to a computer system on which information relating to births is recorded shall—

(a)

take all reasonable steps to find out if information relating to the person’s birth is recorded on the system; and

(b)

if so, ensure that there is recorded, with but not as part of that information, the fact that the person is dead.

Compare: 1951 No 22 s 7

Section 49(1): amended, on 24 January 2009, by section 46 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).

Section 49(2)(a): amended, on 24 January 2009, by section 46 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).

Section 49(2)(b): amended, on 24 January 2009, by section 46 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).