Quote from TT2seven
Can RNs in ILL pronouce patients dead in the hospital?
Where the heck is ILL?
I don't know about ILL but in my hospital the MD does the official death pronouncement.
The only deaths I have ever had were patients on comfort care, so there isn't anyone but the family and me around when death occurs.
In practice it is most often the nurse delivering the news to family, often while they are standing there staring at you. The RN then pages the doc, who comes by, says, "Yep, he's dead" and boogies.