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Death/Dying

Cause of Death Certification

The WSMA affirms the responsibility of its members and all physicians to provide accurate, timely certification of cause of death for patients who have been under their care, and supports development of training programs and continuing medical education programs to promote the skills necessary to perform accurate cause of death certifications. (Res B-5, A-03) (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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