To order Perinatal Medical Cause of Death,
The MCCD form was revised 8 December 2014 and is now produced in A3 format.
Destroy any old unused MCCD forms in accordance with the secure destruction of records process.
The form was reviewed to make it fully compliant with the Coroner’s Act 2009. Previously the MCCD did not include sufficient guidance on when to issue a certificate as opposed to reporting a death to the Coroner.
The MCCD form was developed by a working party with representatives from the Registry, NSW Ministry of Health, and the Office of the State Coroner. Groups consulted during the design phase were:
The A3 size allows: collection of additional data and giving further guidance to ensure accurate reporting of deaths; more space for accurate data collection and improved layout. The A3 size folds to A4 and is hole punched to assist with filing.
Additional information is collected: on the clinician’s eligibility to complete the MCCD; about the reporting clinician, so they are more easily identified for follow up; about the deceased person, to provide further epidemiological information about deaths to assist with accurate reporting to the Coroner.
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Local Health District Representatives on the "State Forms Management Committee".