Appendix C: Circumstances under which coroner or medical examiner investigation is required

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The legislation that provides the mandate for coroners and medical examiners varies across the provinces and territories. The following table presents the circumstances under which deaths are investigated by a C/ME. The table is not an exhaustive list of the conditions leading to investigation and it does not represent a formal statement of these conditions. Rather, it is based on the extraction of common or similar language used in the provincial and territorial coroner or medical examiner acts, and is provided here as guide to the reader in understanding some of the jurisdictional differences observed in this report.

Table C-1, Circumstances under which Coroner or Medical Examiner investigation is required, Provinces and Territories, 2006 to 2008Table C-1
Circumstances under which C/ME investigation is required, Provinces and Territories, 2006 to 2008

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