Translation of letter from the Quebec board of Health for medical staff

****UPDATE**** (Thank you to the PPC )



Translation courtesy of MissPiggy with much thanks

By E-mail
To the Clinical and Administrative Directors and Clinical and Administrative Directors of the Optilab clusters

To the Medical Directors of the Optilab Clusters

Ladies and gentlemen,

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) is aware of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the autopsy service. For this reason, we are sending you the following guidelines to help you manage requests in this regard.

-If the presumed cause of death is COVID-19 (with or without a positive test), an autopsy should be avoided and death should be attributed to COVID-19 as the probable cause. In addition, deaths with a probable cause of death attributable to COVID-19 are considered natural and are not subject to coroner’s notification.

-The law respecting research into the causes and circumstances of death (RLRQ, chapter R-0.2) applies and autopsies requested by a coroner in persons without suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are continued in the health and social services institutions that normally provide this service.

-The MSSS designates two centres to perform autopsies on persons suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, whose presumed cause of death is not COVID-19:

–Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM);
–University Institute of Cardiology and Pneumology of Quebec City – Laval University (IUCPQ – UL)

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