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COVID-19 related MCCD guidance for doctors updated

New guidance on COVID-19 death certification


The Death Certification Review Service (DCRS) have updated their guidance for doctors completing Medical Certificates of Cause of Death (MCCDs) for confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Scotland. The guidance now clarifies the circumstances in which reports should be made to the Procurator Fiscal.

Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 subpage on matters after a death to view the guidance in PDF format.

If you have any further questions on this topic, please contact DCRS on 0800 123 1898 or