Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (145)

Michael Healy-Rae


145. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Social Protection if the rules regarding causes of death being put on death certificates will be changed to ensure that in the future if a person dies through suicide, the cause of death will not have to appear on the report as it does at present; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26465/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Particulars to be entered on the Register of Deaths are listed in Part 5 of the First Schedule of the Civil Registration Act, 2004. My Department is currently examining a range of issues in relation to the Civil Registration Act, 2004, including the provision to issue a short-form death certificate which would omit the cause of death. It is hoped that legislation amending the Civil Registration Act, 2004 will be introduced during 2013.