Medical Examiners Committee: Guidance No.31 Death Referrals and Medical Examiners

New Regulations come into force today that make clear that a registered medical practitioner must notify the relevant senior coroner of a person’s death if they come to know of the death and in certain types of cases. Hitherto there have been no such regulations and the circumstances of reporting deaths by medical practitioners to coroners have varied across coroner areas. For more information see Guidance No.31 Death referrals and medical examiners.