INFORMATION

HOUSEHOLD ORIGIN

DEATH AT NURSING HOME

If the death occurred in the habitual residence of the deceased, a relative or someone to whom he was in charge, a funeral agency should be contacted.

the attending physician or family doctor should also be contacted in order to certify the death. If not possible, the competent authorities should be contacted in order to carry out legal formalities.

If a death occurred in a nursing home or home, it will be the institution itself to contact family members. After the death is reported, a funeral home must be contacted in order to start the funeral process.

Once the agreement has been reached between the funeral home and the family (or someone appointed for that purpose), the institution should be informed of the agency responsible for the funeral service.

DEATH BY ACCIDENT, CRIME OR SUICIDE

DEATH BY NON-NATURAL CAUSES

If the death occurred following a traffic accident, accident at work, suicide, drowning, crime, etc., the competent authorities (P.S.P. or G.N.R.) should be contacted in the area where the event took place.

It immediately communicates what happened to the health authority and medical delegate of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. In these cases, an autopsy examination is ordered by law to the body of the deceased.

Family members should contact a funeral home, after informing the official authorities of the date and time of the autopsy (the authorities keep their relatives informed during the procedure).

By being responsible for the body, the Funeral Agency Cordeiro performs all the formalities of the funeral service. It is up to us to inform the family about the completion of the autopsy and its legal procedures.