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New Arrangements for Nursing Homes and MCCD Forms

New Arrangements for Nursing Homes and MCCD Forms

NSW Government Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages

New “Medical Certificate Cause of Death” (MCCD) forms were introduced in late 2014 after a lengthy review.

The review included representatives from the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (the Registry), Department of Health, Australian Medical Association and Office of the State Coroner.

The review examined how the form looked, what information was collected and how the form would be distributed.

New Arrangements

Following the review, it was decided that MCCD forms are no longer provided directly to Nursing Homes.

Distributing MCCD forms

  • Public Hospitals
  • Public Hospitals order MCCD along with other health record forms.
  • Private Hospitals and Medical Practitioners

Private Hospitals and Medical Practitioners order by supplying:

  • Name
  • Address
  • AHPRA number
  • Quantity required

by emailing to: bdm-assets@agd.nsw.gov.au


Nursing Homes

Doctors who attend a nursing home must ensure they have the new MCCD forms issued by the Registry. The attending doctor must order the MCCD forms by emailing the Registry on the email above.

For more information: Medical Practitioners can contact: Australian Medical Association (NSW) Ltd Phone: (02) 9439 8822