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There is no specific criminal offense in Oregon of falsifying a death certificate. The answer would depend on who did the falsifying and why. It could be fraud or since a death certificate is a sworn document, a person falsifying it would be swearing falsely and could be charged with the misdemeanor below
162.075 False swearing. (1) A person commits the crime of false swearing if the person makes a false sworn statement, knowing it to be false.
(2) False swearing is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §184]
If the person falsifying the certificate is a public official, the may be charged in that capacity as set forth in the statute below.
162.415 Official misconduct in the first degree. (1) A public servant commits the crime of official misconduct in the first degree if with intent to obtain a benefit or to harm another:
(a) The public servant knowingly fails to perform a duty imposed upon the public servant by law or one clearly inherent in the nature of office; or
(b) The public servant knowingly performs an act constituting an unauthorized exercise in official duties.
(2) Official misconduct in the first degree is a Class A misdemeanor. [1971 c.743 §215]
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