Coroners (Fees) Regulations 1992

  • revoked
  • Coroners (Fees) Regulations 1992: revoked, on 1 July 2007, by regulation 7(1) of the Coroners (Pathologists Fees) Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/166).

Coroners (Fees) Regulations 1992

(SR 1992/66)

  • Coroners (Fees) Regulations 1992: revoked, on 1 July 2007, by regulation 7(1) of the Coroners (Pathologists Fees) Regulations 2007 (SR 2007/166).


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Justice.


PURSUANT to section 45 of the Coroners Act 1988, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following regulations.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Coroners (Fees) Regulations 1992.

    (2) These regulations shall come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

2 Fees
  • (1) There shall be paid to the Secretary for the supply of a copy of any document relating to proceedings before a coroner, or any part of any such document, a fee calculated at the rate first specified in the Schedule to these regulations (hereafter in this regulation referred to as the Schedule) for every page.

    (2) The following fees shall be paid to coroners (other than coroners for the time being paid a salary under regulation 11 of the Coroners Regulations 1989):

    • (a) For deciding, after receiving a report of a death, not to make further inquiries or examination into or concerning the death, the fee secondly specified in the Schedule:

    • (b) For deciding not to hold, not to open, or not to resume, an inquest, the fee thirdly specified in the Schedule:

    • (c) For completing an inquest lasting for less than 2 hours, the fee fourthly specified in the Schedule:

    • (d) For completing an inquest lasting for 2 hours or more, a fee calculated at the rate fifthly specified in the Schedule for every half-hour or part thereof the inquest lasted:

    • (e) In the case of an inquest into 2 or more deaths (in addition to the fee described in paragraph (c) or paragraph (d) of this subclause), for each death above one, the fee sixthly specified in the Schedule:

    • (f) For taking evidence on behalf of another coroner, in respect of every inquest, the fee seventhly specified in the Schedule.

    (3) The following fees shall be payable to doctors:

    • (a) For every post-mortem examination (including all conferences with the coroner and the police, and all reports on the examination made to the coroner), the fee eighthly specified in the Schedule:

    • (b) For preparing and examining any histological specimens in connection with a post-mortem examination, the fee ninthly specified in the Schedule:

    • (c) For typing, and any other secretarial work, associated with a post-mortem examination, the fee tenthly specified in the Schedule:

    • (d) For every examination (not amounting to a post-mortem examination) done under the Coroners Act 1988, the fee eleventhly specified in the Schedule:

    • (e) For every function performed under that Act for which no other fee is prescribed, the fee twelfthly prescribed in the Schedule:

    • (f) For a post-mortem examination (in addition to the fee described in paragraph (a) of this subclause)—

      • (i) Where a coroner has directed that it should be performed forthwith; or

      • (ii) Where it or any work associated with it is done outside normal working hours—

      the fee thirteenthly specified in the Schedule.

    • (g) For every laboratory test associated with a post-mortem examination, the fee fourteenthly specified in the Schedule.

    (4) Where a doctor who has performed a post-mortem examination gives evidence at an inquest, the doctor shall be paid an additional fee equal to the fee for the time being payable to an expert witness under the Witnesses and Interpreters Fees Regulations 1974.

    Subclause (2)(c) was amended, as from 19 November 1999, by regulation 2(1) Coroners (Fees) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SR 1999/361) by substituting the expression 2 for the expression 3.

    Subclause (2)(d) was substituted, as from 19 November 1999, by regulation 2(2) Coroners (Fees) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SR 1999/361).

    Subclause (3)(g) was inserted, as from 19 December 1997, by regulation 2 Coroners (Fees) Amendment Regulations 1997 (SR 1997/361).

2A Goods and services tax included
  • The fees prescribed by these regulations are inclusive of goods and services tax.

    Regulation 2A was inserted, as from 19 December 1997, by regulation 3 Coroners (Fees) Amendment Regulations 1997 (SR 1997/361).

4 Revocation
  • The Coroners (Fees) Regulations 1989 are hereby consequentially revoked.


Schedule
Fees

Reg 2

  • This Schedule was substituted, as from 19 December 1997, by regulation 4 Coroners (Fees) Amendment Regulations 1997 (SR 1997/361).

  • This Schedule was substituted, as from 19 November 1999, by regulation 3 Coroners (Fees) Amendment Regulations 1999 (SR 1999/361).

  • This Schedule was substituted, as from 1 April 2003, by regulation 3 Coroners (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2003 (SR 2003/60).

  • This Schedule was substituted, as from 2 June 2006, by regulation 4 Coroners (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2006 (SR 2006/135).

$
11.00
280.00
3150.00
4400.00
575.00
6250.00
780.00
8750.00
967.33
1027.33
11100.00
1219.00
13180.00
1422.34

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force 28 days after the date of their notification in the Gazette, prescribe a new and increased scale of fees payable under the Coroners Act.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 April 1992.