21. (1) Subject to section 28, a Coroner may, by order, direct a medical practitioner to conduct a post-mortem examination of the body of a person who has died in any of the circumstances in respect of which the Coroner has jurisdiction to hold an inquest.
(2) A Coroner may, by order, direct the same or another medical practitioner to conduct a further or more complete post-mortem examination of a body if satisfied that it is desirable to do so.
(3) Where a Coroner makes an order under subsection (1) or (2) in relation to a person who has died in a hospital or an institution, the Coroner may, by order, direct the person in charge of the hospital or institution to give the medical records relating to that person to the medical practitioner specified in the order.
(4) Unless otherwise directed by the Coroner by order, the medical practitioner to whom the records are given shall return the records to the person in charge of the hospital or institution as soon as practicable after the completion of the post-mortem.
(5) An order under subsection (1), (2) or (4) shall be in writing.