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Notification of cause of death by coroner

S. 38(1) amended by No. 77/2008 s. 129(Sch.  2 item 3.5).

    (1)     If a coroner is notified of a death under the Coroners Act 2008 , the principal registrar of the Coroners Court must inform the Registrar as soon as practicable after receiving the notification.

S. 38(2) substituted by No. 77/2008 s. 129(Sch.  2 item 3.6), amended by No. 48/2018 s. 15.

    (2)     If a coroner releases a body under the Coroners Act 2008 , makes a determination under  section 16(1) or (1A) of that Act, ceases an investigation under section 17 of that Act or makes a finding about the cause of death, the principal registrar of the Coroners Court must give a copy of the release and any other information that the principal registrar is required to provide under the Coroners Act 2008 , to the Registrar.

    (3)     The Registrar may register a death even though the death is subject to an inquest or other coronial inquiry and a finding has not been made about the cause of death.

    (4)     A death certificate issued before a coronial inquiry into the cause of death is completed must be endorsed with the words: "Incomplete registration—Cause of death subject to coronial inquiry".

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