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This policy sets out the mandatory requirements and instructions that apply to all reportable deaths within SA Health.
The Coroners Act 2003 requires that a person immediately after becoming aware of a death that is, or may be, a reportable death, must notify the State Coroner or SA Police.
SA Health staff who need to contact the State Coroner’s Office in relation to a reportable death must ring the State Coroner’s office on (08) 8204 0600.
SA Health has developed the Coronial Process and Coroners Act 2003 Policy Directive (PDF 208KB) to provide SA Health employees and other organisations contracted to provide a health service with a better understanding of the Coroners Act 2003, and to give clear direction and guidance regarding their obligations.
State Coroner Office
Phone: (08) 8204 0600