Certifying a Death in Vermont
Name Known to Physician and Date of Death
The name known to physician is just that. The patient's name as you know it
to be. For example, you may know the man as Al Newman. This is what you should
enter. Alfred Edward Newman IV may actually be the deceased's full name. The
patient's complete legal name will be entered by the funeral
Approximate age of death - This is used by staff of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner when reviewing death certifications.
The date of death is the date the person is pronounced dead.
DefinitionsBefore moving on to the remaining sections, we will first define several key terms and concepts:
- Cause of Death (immediate and underlying)
- Mechanism of Death (sometimes called Mode or Immediate Cause)
- Manner of Death