O. Reg. 302/16: GENERAL
filed September 1, 2016 under Coroners Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.37Skip to content
ontario regulation 302/16
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Made: June 1, 2016
Filed: September 1, 2016
Published on e-Laws: September 2, 2016
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: September 17, 2016
Amending Reg. 180 of R.R.O. 1990
1. Regulation 180 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by adding the following section:
Additional matters on which Oversight Council must advise Chief Coroner
4.1 (1) For the purposes of paragraph 7 of subsection 8.1 (1) of the Act, this section prescribes additional matters on which the Oversight Council must advise and make recommendations to the Chief Coroner.
(2) If the Chief Coroner has established a committee to advise coroners in connection with determinations to be made by them, in accordance with section 20 of the Act, regarding whether an inquest is necessary or unnecessary having regard to whether an inquest would serve the public interest, the Oversight Council shall advise and make recommendations to the Chief Coroner with respect to the terms of reference of the committee and the matters to be considered by the committee before providing the advice to a coroner.
(3) If the Chief Coroner is required to conduct a review under subsection 26 (2) of the Act, of a decision made by a coroner under subsection 26 (1) of the Act to not hold an inquest, the Oversight Council shall advise and make recommendations to the Chief Coroner with respect to the review.
(4) The advice and recommendations of the Oversight Council under subsection (3) may include,
(a) the factors the Chief Coroner should consider in the course of conducting the review, in order to decide whether or not to direct, under subsection 25 (1) of the Act, that an inquest be held; and
(b) the Oversight Council’s view as to whether or not the Chief Coroner should direct, under subsection 25 (1) of the Act, that an inquest be held.
(5) If a group of similar deaths has occurred, the Oversight Council shall advise and make recommendations to the Chief Coroner regarding whether it would serve the public interest to hold an inquest into one or more of these deaths.
2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.