Civil Registration Act 2004

Furnishing of particulars of death by a coroner to registrar.

41

41.—(1) Where, in pursuance of the Coroners Act 1962, a coroner—

( a) holds an inquest,

( b) adjourns an inquest at which evidence of identification and medical evidence as to the cause of death has been given, or

( c) decides, as a result of a post-mortem examination, not to hold an inquest,

he or she shall give the appropriate registrar a certificate containing the required particulars of the death concerned and that registrar shall register the death in such manner as an tArd-Chláraitheoir may direct.

(2) Where a coroner inquires into the circumstances of a death without holding an inquest or causing a post-mortem examination to be made, he or she shall give the appropriate registrar a certificate containing the required particulars of the death and that registrar shall register the death in such manner as an tArd-Chláraitheoir may direct.

(3) Where there is an error in a certificate furnished under subsection (1) or (2) the coroner concerned may give a certificate correcting the error to the registrar concerned, and the registrar shall correct the error in the register.

(4) In this section “appropriate registrar” means a registrar in the F126 [ registration area ] in which the body concerned is lying or was found.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F126

Substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 6 part 26 item 15, S.I. No. 887 of 2004.

F127

Inserted by Civil Registration Act 2019 (13/2019), s. 6(a), not commenced as of date of revision.

F128

Substituted by Civil Registration Act 2019 (13/2019), s. 6(b), not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C19

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (2A) inserted and subs. (4) substituted by Civil Registration Act 2019 (13/2019), s. 6, not commenced as of date of revision.

F127 [ (2A) In preparing a certificate under subsection (1) or (2) the coroner, in so far as is practicable and appropriate

( a ) shall inform a qualified informant of the coroner s duty to submit the certificate of required particulars to the appropriate registrar, and

( b ) may seek any information or assistance, as he or she thinks necessary, from one or more qualified informants, for the purposes of the preparation of the certificate concerned. ]

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F128 [ (4) In this section

appropriate registrar means a registrar in the registration area in which the body concerned is lying or was found;

qualified informant has the meaning assigned to it by section 37 . ]