Non-Coronial Post-Mortem Examinations Code of Practice 2007 - Western Australia

Description

Hospitals in Western Australia carrying out non-coronial post-mortem examinations are required to comply with this code of practice. A non-coronial post-mortem examination is an examination carried out on the body of a deceased person which is not carried out at the direction of a coroner.

The code covers areas such as:

  • general guidelines and reasonable steps to be taken
  • consent form procedure
  • feedback to relatives
  • record keeping.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Human Tissue and Transplant Act 1982 WA

Administering agency

Department of Health

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Department of Health

Operating address: 189 Royal Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: PO BOX 8172
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849
Phone: 08 9222 4222
Website: Department of Health (Opens in new window)