Call to scrap 'undignified' GP identity check rule when patients die

It comes after a deceased patient waited in a practice carpark for an hour for an examination
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Funeral directors are calling for a state law to be struck out that requires a GP to sight deceased patients before cremation — claiming the ID check is undignified and often takes place in practice carparks.

It follows the case of 71-year-old Elizabeth O'Kane, who died at her home in the NSW Hunter Valley town of Rutherford in April.