The Government Council, meeting on Thursday under the chairmanship of the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, approved draft decree No. 2.22.218 relating to the declaration of death and the transport, burial and exhumation of bodies.
Presented by the Minister of the Interior, this draft decree, which is part of the efforts aimed at implementing the provisions of Law No. 55.19 relating to the simplification of administrative procedures and procedures, aims to respond to issues raised by the provisions related to the field of death, some of which are governed by ministerial or joint circulars, hence the need to convert them into an organic text that can be adopted as a legal reference within the framework of the aforementioned law.
Government spokesman Mustapha Baitas explained during a press briefing after the Council? that this project relates, essentially, to organizational and application provisions with a view to opening the way to the declaration of death by a doctor practicing in the private sector, on the basis of a health delegation issued by the chairman of the municipal council, in the absence of the doctor or nurse from the municipal hygiene office or a doctor from the public sector.
This draft decree, which also cancels the declaration of death by local authority agents, tends to simplify the steps and administrative procedures related to the declaration of death as well as the transport, burial and exhumation of bodies.