Immediately after a death, a physician must report the death electronically and a death certificate can subsequently be issued. If the death has occurred at the deceased’s home, it is the deceased’s own general practitioner or a doctor on call who will issue the death certificate. If the death occurs at a hospital, a hospital physician will issue the certificate. In most cases where the death has been reported electronically, it will not be necessary for the burial authority to have the death certificate submitted. However, there may be cases where it is necessary that the death certificate is submitted to the burial authority.
For further guidance, you may contact the burial authority in the parish in which the deceased lived.