71 Restrictions on making public details of self-inflicted deaths

(1)

This section applies in respect of a death if—

(a)

the death occurred in New Zealand or on or from an aircraft or a ship specified in section 14(1); and

(b)

the death was self-inflicted or there is reasonable cause to suspect that the death was self-inflicted.

(2)

No person may, unless the person is granted an exemption under section 71A or has permission under section 72, make public—

(a)

the method or any suspected method of the self-inflicted death; or

(b)

any detail (for example, the place of death) that suggests the method or any suspected method of the self-inflicted death; or

(c)

a description of the death as a suicide.

(3)

Despite subsection (2)(c),—

(a)

a person may make public that the death is a suspected suicide; and

(b)

a person may describe the death as a suicide if the coroner has completed a certificate of findings under section 94 stating that the death was a suicide.

Section 71: replaced, on 21 July 2016, by section 46 of the Coroners Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 29).