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Marriage and Civil Status (Amendment of Law No. 2) (Covid-19 – Temporary Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2020

Made                                                                                                         2nd April 2020

Coming into force                                                                                  3rd April 2020

THE STATES make these Regulations under Article 82(2) of the Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001[1] –

1        Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001 amended

The Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001[2] is amended in accordance with these Regulations.

2        Article 49A (modification of Part 5 due to outbreak of Covid-19) amended

In Article 49A, for paragraph (2) there is substituted –

“(2)    Despite Article 64(2), a registered medical practitioner is qualified in relation to the death of a person if the practitioner has viewed the body of the person after death.

(2A)   Before giving a certificate under Article 64(1), a registered medical practitioner who is qualified in relation to the death of a person and unable to certify the cause of death of the person must inform the Viscount who may consult with the practitioner and, having regard to the circumstances of the case and with the agreement of the practitioner, authorise the giving of a certificate that specifies the cause of death of the person.

(2B)   If the giving of the certificate is not authorised under paragraph (2A), the practitioner must certify that the cause of death is unknown in accordance with Article 64(1)(a)(ii).

3        Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Marriage and Civil Status (Amendment of Law No. 2) (Covid-19 – Temporary Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2020 and come into force on the day after they are made.

l.-m. hart

Deputy Greffier of the States


[1]                                     chapter 12.600

[2]                                     chapter 12.600

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