Reporting Deaths to the State Coroner

It is a requirement of the Coroners Act 2003 that medical officers report deaths, in certain circumstances, to the SA State Coroner. There are penalties which can be applied for not reporting a death to the Coroner.

The Coroner’s Act Compliance Audit was undertaken by SA Health in August 2016 and issues were identified resulting in the requirement for staff to undertake a range of activities to increase education and training for staff in their reporting obligations. As a result of this report SA MET undertook a project to develop a coronial reporting e-learning training module which was made available to all medical staff and other work groups such as nurses and midwives where relevant.

The project has now closed and a report on the project has been finalised and is available here.

Click here to view the report.