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.