Onduidelijke rol van de gemeentelijk lijkschouwer en de behandelend arts bij natuurlijk en niet-natuurlijk overlijden in Nederland
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Recht
16-09-2001
C. Das en G. van der Wal

Unclear role of district medical examiner and attending physician in the case of natural or unnatural death in the Netherlands.

- The role of the attending physician and the district medical examiner in the case of a natural or unnatural death is subject to a number of legal regulations. The different parts of a post-mortem examination, the conditions for the issue of a death certificate, the term ‘attending physician’, and the position and duties of the district medical examiner are not, however, unequivocally specified in Dutch law. This gives rise to frequent misunderstandings.