Registering a Death
By law, every death in Saskatchewan must be registered with eHealth Saskatchewan. Registering a death in necessary to legalize a death and to order a Death Certificate.
Completing the Medical Certificate of Death
The physician, coroner, or prescribed practitioner (nurse practitioner) is responsible for completing the Medical Certificate of Death. The completed certificate will be forwarded to the funeral director who is in charge of body of the deceased. The Medical Certificate of Death must be completed before a burial permit can be issued.
Completing the Registration of Death
The funeral director is responsible for completing the registration of death.
The funeral director will send the completed registration of death and Medical Certificate of Death to eHealth Saskatchewan for registration and permanent record keeping.
Applying for a Burial Permit
The funeral director is responsible for completing the burial permit.