Death occurs in Hospital
1. Engage a Funeral Director (click here for list of Funeral Director)
a. Funeral Director will walk you through the whole procedure from obtaining the Certificate of Cause of Death (CCOD) to funeral day procedure.
b. Funeral Director will collect the body, send for embalming (if required), and deliver to the location of the wake.
2. Obtain CCOD from the doctor after certifying the cause of death.
(Note: Doctor may refer the case to Police/Coroner if cause of death is unnatural. In such cases, the body will be sent to the Centre for Forensic Medicine (CFM) Mortuary at Blk 9 of Singapore General Hospital)
3. Register the Death
a. If body is in a government restructured hospital, the registration can be done at the hospital.
b. If the body is in a private hospital, register the death at any Police Division Headquarters, Neighbourhood Police Centre/Post, or at the Registry of Births & Deaths which is located at 3rd Floor, ICA Building.
c. If the body is referred to CFM Mortuary, the death will be register at CFM Mortuary.
d. Items to bring for registration of death
ii. Identification documents of deceased
iii. Identification documents of informant
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