Russell wrote:Medical records are strictly private. But cause of death is public knowledge. Why is this?
(from here)Death certification serves a number of functions. A medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD) enables the deceased’s family to register the death. This provides a permanent legal record of the fact of death and enables the family to arrange disposal of the body, and to settle the deceased’s estate.
3.14 wrote:Privacy doesn't apply to the dead.
atticus wrote:In your case it may be rubbernecking, but for normal non voyeuristic people there are other perfectly good reasons to record a cause of death.
Russell wrote:Record is fine. Why would anyone argue against that? The thread is about making public.
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