Are inquest results available to the public?
Inquests are in public All inquests are public and anyone can attend. Reports of an inquest may be published in national and local newspapers, but in practice only a minority of inquests are actually reported. You can get a copy of an inquest report from the Coroner’s Office when the inquest has concluded.
Are Coroners inquests public?
Inquests are open to the public, so if you aren’t an interested person you can still go to the inquest. Every coroner’s office will have the names and dates of when inquests are being held on their website.
How does coroner determine cause of death?
The cause of death is the medical disease, injury, or poison (alcohol, drug or toxic substance) that caused the physical death of a person. The manner of death is a description of the circumstances surrounding the death. Examples of manner of death are: natural, accident, suicide, homicide, undetermined, and pending.
How do you find if a person has died?
How to Find Out if Someone Has Died
- Read through online obituaries.
- Social media should be your next choice.
- Visit the website of a local place of worship.
- Do a general search on a search engine.
- Check local news websites.
- Locate the person’s grave site to confirm whether they’ve passed away.
What is the coroner’s Court of Western Australia?
The Coroner’s Court of Western Australia is a specialist court established to investigate certain types of deaths. The purpose of these investigations is to determine the cause and manner of death and also to consider ways that similar deaths may be prevented in the future.
What do coroners look for when investigating a death?
Under the Coroners Act 1996, when a death is reported, a coroner investigating death must find, if possible: The identity of the deceased; How the death occurred; The cause of death, and. The particulars needed to register the death under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998.
Can I attend the coroner’s court?
Due to social distancing rules we have limited space for people attending the Coroner’s Court in all venues. If you have not been called to a hearing but are intending to attend to observe please advise the coroner’s service immediately on 01772 536536.
Can a coroner access medical records after death?
Access to medical records by the coroner. Medical records remain confidential after death. However, the coroner has powers to request medical information that is relevant and necessary to their enquiries.