213. Giving of certificates.

213.     Giving of certificates.

A certificate required by any enactment1 from any physician, surgeon, licentiate in medicine and surgery or other medical practitioner is not valid unless the person signing it is fully registered and holds a licence to practise2.

A registered medical practitioner3 who was present at a still-birth or who examined the body of a still-born child may be required to provide a certificate for the purposes of registering the still-birth4.

Until a day to be appointed5 where a person who has died was attended by a registered medical practitioner during his last illness, the practitioner must