Coroners Rules

Coroners Rules

A series of 60 Rules codified in 1984 (SI 1984 No 552) and periodically amended which defines the roles of the persons and processes involved in, and guides the logistics of all acts and activities related to, coronial work, including reporting and responsibilities related to post-mortem examinations in the UK.
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And he said he carried out his duties as coroner by sending Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust letters under Rule 43 of the Coroners Rules when he thought matters needed to be addressed.
Lady Justice Hallett, an appeal court judge appointed to hear the 7/7 inquests, concluded that she had powers under Rule 17 of the Coroners Rules 1984 to exclude the public from hearings in the interests of national security.
The coroner said he would file a report under Rule 43 of the 1984 Coroners Rules which allows coroners to express concern that circumstances continue to create a risk of other deaths.
He said: "Rule 43 of the 1984 Coroners Rules provides, among other things, that, where the evidence in an inquest gives rise to a concern that circumstances creating a risk of other deaths will continue to exist, and in the coroner's opinion action should be taken to prevent the continuation of such circumstances, that the coroner has power to report those circumstances to a person who the coroner believes may have power to take such action.
Counsel on all sides referred to the unsatisfactory nature of the Coroners Rules.
The retention of body parts after a post mortem examination is governed by two pieces of legislation - the Human Tissue Act 1961 and the Coroners Rules 1984.