Coroners Rules 2012

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Published: 2012-02-01

OFFICIAL GAZETTE
THE BAHAMAS
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

NASSAU I" February, 20 12 (B)

.\1 \ CIST ER I. \1. SI TTI\C OF COt Infcr..:nce f(x the purpose of fa..:ilitating the conduct of the
im l'Stigation or. if appli.:ahk:, the rest of the im·estigation.

( 2) A summr)ns issued undcr paragraph (I) shall be in Form 9 of the Second
.\'chedule and ~hall state the time and place nfthc umfercncc.

16. Proceedings of pre-inquest conference.

\\'here a pre-inqut!st cllnfercncc IS ~ummoned under ru le 16, the coroner shall

(a) appoint the tirnc and place for the inque:;t:

(b) identify any is-.ues that is expected to ari!:>C in the investigation;

(..:) identify any pchon ~A hv might be a potential witness in the
if1\ estigation and indicate the probable nature of their evidence.

17. Powers of chairperson.

1 1) ·1 he coroner may dire..:r a p..:rson attending the conference to do any one or
more of the follov.ing

(a) produce any J~>curnent or thing that the pcrslln considers might he
rek:vant h) the i nvc~tigation;

(b) allow any pers\!0 to participate in the conference or any part of it
by means of a tekphonic or audio-\isuallink ;

(c) confer with any l1ther person about the investigation;

(d) find out infom1ati1m or procure documents that might be rele'vant to
the investigati1m:

(t:) take any other r~?a-;onablc action that it is\.\. ithin the person's pm, er
to take for the purpose of facilitating the investigation;

(I) adjourn the confcrenc~? from time to time. or place to place:

(C!) such other thing as the chair consider~ necessary or expcdil·nt
having regard to the purpose of the conference.

(2) l'hc .:oroncr may invite 11r allow any disinter..:stcd person to attend and
part icipate in the cont~rcnce if the chair reasonably considers that they
may be able to eontrihut..! something of value. ~uch as expert or special
knowkdge, to the confercnc..: proceeding~.

(:;) If the coroner reasonably considers that the conference or any part 11f it
should be held in private, he may direct an) person to lea\ e, 0r not In
cntcr. the confer~?ncc 'venue .

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( 1) Lx.cept as ot herwi~e provided by this rule, the coroner may regulate hi s or
her 0\\'11 proceedings.

18. Failure to comply with rules.

A failure to co mply with any of the prov i s i ~m s of these Rules, shall not re11Jer
\ l) icl any proceed ings under the Act, unle ~s the c0roner otherw·ise directs.

FIRST SCHEDULE

SEAL OF CUL.:RT

(rule 3)

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SECOND SCHEDULE

FOR.l\111

(rule 5(1 )(a))

CORONERS ACT

DlRECTfVE BY CORONER TO PERFORM A POST-iVlORTEM OF A BODY

To:

I, (name of coroner), coront:r,

Pur:.uant to section 30 of the Coroners Act, I hereby direct you, (state name of

patholoRi ~f) to perform a post mortcm of the body of (state name of deceased person)

of (staff' addri!SS of deceased person).

Dated at this day of ) 20

CORONER

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FOR:H 2

(rule 51) )(a))

CORO~ERSACT

APJ>UC'AHO:\ FOR REQUEST FOR POST ~L! I...' i X

FOR.\'1 ll

\V:\RRA:\T OF :\PPREHE~SJO:\ OF\\ IT:\FSS

(rule12J

lnque:-l int: I h.: ( ·llmmi:>sioncr Df Police and every peace oflicer

'.\tart! name of 11·ime.1 _,) of l 1tate address •J( ll·illlt '.' -1) has been summonsed to
att..:nd .h , t ,qtne-.s or I\) piul in 1·ec1 ion -13 rl; 1 "' ':! 1 of rhc Coronen .!Cf I

f)akd at thi-, . 20

Print llilln< t1/ /iill!ily mt'mbt!r •>r f'•nnn t flnc ,'/'1/ecl

Signature

THI RD SCHEDLLF.

FEES

Application to inspect a copy of evidence. wri ttt:n
findings or order of the court

Application to inspect a copy of any documentary
material admitted into evidence

Copy of a transcript of c\ idencc, any documental)
material admitted into c\ idence. transcript of written
find ings or order of the court

Copy vf photograph, slide. tilm, video tape, audio tape
or fo rm of recording from which i1 visual image m sound
can he produced

Copy of any other material not menrioned abo\'e

Made this 3 151 day of January, 201 2.

Signed
MICHAEL BARNETT
RULES COMMITTEE

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