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When doesn't a Coroner need to investigate a death?

No further investigations will be needed by the Coroner if:

  • preliminary enquiries reveal that a death was as a result of a natural cause
  • the deceased (person who's died) wasn't in a state of detention, and
  • a doctor's able to issue a death certificate.

If the above are the case, then the Coroner will send a Form A to the Registrar for Births, Deaths and Marriages and let the doctor know that they can issue a death certificate. The death can then be registered at the Register Office.