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How do I request copies of records for a deceased patient?

​A person does not lose his or her rights to privacy after death. In situations where a family member or

personal representative requests records concerning a deceased person, we must have as much information as possible to determine whether the request is in the deceased's best interest and whether the disclosure of any information would be an unreasonable invasion of the deceased's privacy. Please provide the following:

  • The Authorization for the Release of Health Records form, signed by the executor or administrator of the deceased's estate, or the deceased's nearest relative;
  • Any documentation concerning the appointment of an executor or administrator; or documentation providing proof of relationship to the deceased (e.g. will or birth certificate);
  • A full explanation of the reason for the request.
  • All requests for records of deceased persons are assessed on a case-by-case basis. We may be unable to disclose some or all of a record.

Please note that health care locations do not issue death certificates.

To make a request for a death certificate, contact the Vital Statistics Agency's website

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