Declaration of Death

A death is declared by completing the form Declaration of Death (either paper or electronic version). It is completed by the declarant of the death and the funeral director.

The funeral director keeps his or her copy, gives one copy to the declarant of the death and sends the original to the Directeur de l’état civil, where applicable.

The information collected using this form and the Attestation of Death will be used to record the death in the Québec register of civil status.

Health Insurance Card

Under an agreement with the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec, the Directeur de l’état civil can be entrusted with the deceased's Health Insurance Card. The card can be given to the funeral director, who will send it to the Directeur de l’état civil, along with the documents concerning the death.

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Date de révision : 2019-09-24

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