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Coronial process

The Coroners Act 2003 requires that a person immediately after becoming aware of a death that is, or may be, a reportable death, notify the State Coroner or SA Police.

Policy

SA Health has developed the Coronial Process and Coroners Act 2003 Policy Directive (PDF 208KB) to provide SA Health employees and other organisations contracted to provide a health service with a better understanding of the Coroners Act 2003, and to give clear direction and guidance regarding their obligations. 

Guideline

The SA Health Portfolio and the Minister for Health or the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse have various reporting obligations with regard to the Coroners Act 2003 and Coroners Regulations 2005. The Coronial Process Guideline (PDF 298KB) outlines the process for reporting SA Health related deaths being investigated by the State Coroner’s Office to the Chief Executive and the Minister for Health or the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Contact

Anita Chambers
Senior Project Officer
Telephone: (08) 8226 6035

Nick Parker
Senior Project Officer
Telephone: (08) 8463 7052

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