Why is it so important in medicine to declare a patient's "time of death" and why only a certain doctor can announce it?

Why is it so important in medicine to declare a patient's "time of death" and why only a certain doctor can announce it?

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Answer 1
September, 2021

Only a doctor can set the time of death (that is, a person with a special medical education), since in order to determine the fact of death, it is necessary to check for that very death (for example, the corneal reflex, pupillary, etc.)

Answer 2
September, 2021

ANY doctor can determine the time of death if we are not talking about criminal cases. Why a doctor? Because only he is authorized by the Ministry of Health to register the death and put the time, date and his personal signature, as there may be judicial consequences in violation of this instruction.

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