Eligibility for Stillbirth Documents

The following persons are eligible to apply for a photocopy of a Registration of Stillbirth:

a) An adult next-of-kin* of the stillborn child, including a minor who is a parent of the child.
- Proof of relationship or an Affidavit of Relationship must be attached to the application.

b) An adult relative of the stillborn child when there are no living persons described in (a).
- Proof of relationship or an Affidavit of Relationship must be attached to the application.

c) A person who is a designated agent for a person described in (a) or (b).
- Consent and the statutory declaration on the application must be completed.

d) A person with an order from the court.
- A copy of the order must be attached to this application.

e) A funeral home representative who is making arrangements for the stillborn child.
- Proof of occupation must be attached to the application.

f) A lawyer for a person described in (a), (c) or (d).
- A copy of a valid Law Society card must be attached to the application.

*Next-of-kin: Mother, father, brother, sister, children, spouse, or adult interdependent partner. This does not include in-laws, grand
children, step relatives, aunt, uncles, nieces or nephews. Persons who have been adopted or who have placed their child for adoption are
not “next-of-kin” to biological relations.

The following persons are eligible to apply for a Medical Certificate of Stillbirth:

a) Adult next-of-kin* of the stillborn child, including a minor parent.
- Proof of relationship must be attached to the application.

b) A person who is a designated agent for a person described in (a).
- Consent and the statutory declaration must be completed on the application.

c) Any person with an order from the court.
- A copy of the order must be attached to the application.

d) A lawyer for a person described in (a) or (c).
- A copy of a valid Law Society card must be attached to the application.

*Next-of-kin: Mother, father, brother, sister, children, spouse, or adult interdependent partner. This does not include in-laws, grand
children, step relatives, aunt, uncles, nieces or nephews. Persons who have been adopted or who have placed their child for adoption are
not “next-of-kin” to biological relations.

Anyone may apply for a stillbirth document when:

The stillbirth record is 75 years or older.