You're using an outdated browser. This website will not display correctly and some features will not work.
Learn more about the browsers we support for a faster and safer online experience.

O. Reg. 19/15: FEES, ALLOWANCES AND FORMS

under Coroners Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.37

Skip to content
Versions
current February 2, 2015 (e-Laws currency date)

Français

Coroners Act

ONTARIO REGULATION 19/15

FEES, ALLOWANCES AND FORMS

Consolidation Period: From February 2, 2015 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

CONTENTS

1.

Transcription fees

2.

Juror fees and allowances

3.

Witness fees and allowances

4.

Other fees and allowances

5.

Dividing line between northern Ontario and southern Ontario

6.

Form of warrant

Schedule 1

Jurors

Schedule 2

Witnesses

Schedule 3

Post mortem examinations, etc.

 

Transcription fees

1. (1) A person who transcribes evidence of an inquest shall be paid the fees set out in the Table set out in section 2 of Ontario Regulation 94/14 (Fees for Court Transcripts) made under the Administration of Justice Act.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the person who transcribes evidence is a public servant employed under Part III of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006.

Juror fees and allowances

2. A person who serves as a juror at an inquest shall be paid the fees and allowances set out in Schedule 1.

Witness fees and allowances

3. A person who attends at an inquest as a witness upon the summons of the coroner shall be paid the fees and allowances set out in Schedule 2.

Other fees and allowances

4. The fees and allowances set out in Schedule 3 are payable for,

(a) a post mortem examination of a body;

(b) any other examination or analysis;

(c) the use of facilities for post mortem examination in a hospital or other place;

(d) transporting a dead body for further investigation upon the authorization of a coroner; and

(e) travel in connection with an examination or analysis.

Dividing line between northern Ontario and southern Ontario

5. For the purposes of Schedules 1, 2 and 3, the dividing line between northern Ontario and southern Ontario is as follows:

Healey Lake Road from Healey Lake easterly to its junction with Muskoka District Road 11; Muskoka District Road 11 southerly to its junction with Lake Joseph Road; Lake Joseph Road easterly to its junction with Highway 169; Highway 169 easterly to its junction with Muskoka District Road 118W; Muskoka District Road 118W through Bracebridge to its junction with Highway 11; Highway 11 northerly to its junction with Highway 60 at Huntsville; Highway 60 easterly to its junction with Highway 41; Highway 41 northerly to Pembroke; the above-named highways to be included in southern Ontario.

Form of warrant

6. A warrant issued under subsection 40 (3) of the Act shall be in the form entitled “Bench Warrant”, labelled as Form 1 and dated 2015/01, that is available on the website of the Government of Ontario Central Forms Repository under the listing for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

7. Omitted (revokes other Regulations).

8. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).

Schedule 1
JURORS

1. For each day of attendance at an inquest after the tenth day, up to and including the forty-ninth day, a fee of $50.

2. For each day of attendance at an inquest after the forty-ninth day, a fee of $100.

3. If the inquest is held outside the locality in which the juror resides, a travel allowance of 41 cents per kilometre in northern Ontario and 40 cents per kilometre in southern Ontario for each kilometre of necessary travel by private automobile between the juror’s place of residence and the place where the inquest is held.

4. If the inquest is held in the locality in which the juror resides, a travel allowance of $3 for any necessary travel by private automobile between the juror’s place of residence and the place where the inquest is held.

5. If a juror needs to travel to the inquest by means other than by private automobile, an amount equal to the amount of the fare paid for return transportation from his or her place of residence to the place where the inquest is held, if that amount is reasonable.

6. If a juror is required to attend the inquest on more than one day and it is reasonable that the juror return to his or her place of residence at night, the allowance mentioned in paragraph 3, 4 or 5, as the case may be, is payable in respect of each day’s attendance.

7. If a juror does not reside in the locality in which the inquest is held and in the opinion of the coroner it is desirable that the juror remain overnight in or near the locality, an amount equal to the amount paid by the juror for overnight accommodation, if that amount is reasonable.

8. If an inquest continues past one-half day and in the opinion of the coroner it is desirable that a juror be reimbursed the cost of a meal, an amount equal to the amount paid by the juror for the meal, if that amount is reasonable.

9. If in special circumstances a juror incurs expenses, other than travel, accommodation or meal expenses, related to his or her attendance at an inquest, an allowance in respect of the expenses in an amount approved by the Chief Coroner.

SCHEDULE 2
WITNESSES

1. For each day of attendance of an expert witness, including the medical practitioner who performed the post mortem examination of the body, such fee not exceeding $200 as the coroner considers proper or a greater fee approved by the Chief Coroner if, in his or her opinion, the greater fee is justified having regard to the special circumstances of the case.

2. If the inquest is held outside the locality in which the witness resides, a travel allowance of 41 cents per kilometre in northern Ontario and 40 cents per kilometre in southern Ontario for each kilometre of necessary travel by private automobile between the witness’s place of residence and the place where the inquest is held.

3. If the inquest is held in the locality in which the witness resides, a travel allowance of $3 for any necessary travel by private automobile between the witness’ place of residence and the place where the inquest is held.

4. If a witness needs to travel to the inquest by means other than by private automobile, an amount equal to the amount of the fare paid for return transportation from his or her place of residence to the place where the inquest is held, if that amount is reasonable.

5. If a witness is required to attend the inquest on more than one day and it is reasonable that the witness returns to his or her place of residence at night, the allowance mentioned in paragraph 2, 3 or 4, as the case may be, is payable in respect of each day’s attendance.

6. If a witness does not reside in the locality in which the inquest is held and in the opinion of the coroner it is desirable that the witness remain overnight in or near the locality, an amount equal to the amount paid by the witness for overnight accommodation, if that amount is reasonable.

7. If a witness is required to attend the inquest past one-half day and in the opinion of the coroner it is desirable that the witness be reimbursed the cost of a meal, an amount equal to the amount paid by the witness for the meal, if that amount is reasonable.

8. If in special circumstances a witness incurs expenses, other than travel, accommodation or meal expenses, related to his or her attendance at an inquest, an allowance in respect of the expenses in an amount approved by the Chief Coroner.

SChedule 3
POST MORTEM EXAMINATIONS, ETC.

1. For an external post mortem examination by a legally qualified medical practitioner, including the service of an assistant when necessary, a fee of $300.

2. For an internal post mortem examination by a legally qualified medical practitioner, including necessary microscopic sections to prove diagnosis and including the service of an assistant when necessary, a fee of $1,200.

3. The fees mentioned in paragraphs 1 and 2 may be increased by the Chief Coroner to an amount that he or she considers appropriate, but that does not exceed $1,650, if, in his or her opinion, the increase is justified having regard to the special circumstances of the case.

4. For any other examination or analysis, a fee in an amount equal to the cost of the examination or analysis, but not exceeding $50.

5. The fee mentioned in paragraph 4 may be increased by the Chief Coroner to an amount that he or she considers appropriate if, in his or her opinion, the increase is justified having regard to the special circumstances of the case.

6. For the use of facilities for post mortem examination in a hospital or other place, for each post mortem examination, a fee of $400.

7. The fee mentioned in paragraph 6 may be increased by the Chief Coroner to an amount that he or she considers appropriate if, in his or her opinion, the increase is justified having regard to the special circumstances of the case.

8. For transporting a dead body for further investigation on the authorization of the coroner, the greater of,

i. a fee of $254.69, or

ii. an allowance for necessary travel to pick up the dead body, deliver the dead body and return to the place of origin, calculated at the rate of,

A. $2.08 for each kilometre in southern Ontario, and

B. $2.15 for each kilometre in northern Ontario.

9. If more than one dead body is transported on the same trip for further investigation on the authorization of the coroner, a fee for each additional dead body of $25.47.

10. The fee mentioned in subparagraph 8 i may be increased by the Chief Coroner to an amount that he or she considers appropriate if, in his or her opinion, the increase is justified having regard to the special circumstances of the case.

11. For waiting time in excess of one-half hour necessarily incurred in connection with the transportation of a dead body or bodies for further investigation on the authorization of the coroner, a fee of $25.47 per hour.

12. If the coroner approves of the transportation of a dead body by means other than a motor vehicle, an amount equal to the amount paid for the transportation of the dead body.

13. For each kilometre of necessary travel by private automobile by a legally qualified medical practitioner in connection with an examination or analysis, a travel allowance of 41 cents per kilometre in northern Ontario and 40 cents per kilometre in southern Ontario.

 

Français