Coroners (Pathologists Fees) Regulations 2007

Reprint
as at 21 June 2007

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Coroners (Pathologists Fees) Regulations 2007

(SR 2007/166)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 18th day of June 2007

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

The Coroners (Pathologists Fees) Regulations 2007 are administered by the Ministry of Justice.


Pursuant to section 140 of the Coroners Act 2006, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Coroners (Pathologists Fees) Regulations 2007.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2007.

3 Interpretation
  • In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Act means the Coroners Act 2006

    applicable determination means a determination that—

    • (a) is made under regulation 5(2) of the Witnesses and Interpreters Fees Regulations 1974; and

    • (b) defines a class of expert witnesses that is or includes pathologists; and

    • (c) is in force when the pathologist, in his or her capacity as a pathologist, gives evidence strictly as an expert at an inquest held under the Act

    range of expert witness fees means a range of that kind set out in clause 1(1) of the Schedule of the Witnesses and Interpreters Fees Regulations 1974.

4 Fee for giving expert evidence at inquest under Act
  • (1) A fee of the kind and amount specified in subclause (2) is payable to a pathologist who—

    • (a) has performed a post-mortem under the Act; and

    • (b) in his or her capacity as a pathologist, gives evidence strictly as an expert at an inquest held under the Act.

    (2) The fee is payable in addition to any fees payable in respect of the post-mortem under regulation 5, and is a fee of—

    • (a) the amount, within the relevant range of expert witness fees, at which pathologists who give evidence strictly as experts are to be paid under the applicable determination (if any); or

    • (b) if there is no applicable determination, the amount at the top of the relevant range of expert witness fees.

5 Other fees
  • A fee of the amount specified in the third column of the table in the Schedule is payable to a pathologist for performing under the Act a function specified—

    • (a) in the second column of that table; and

    • (b) in the same row of that table as that amount.

6 GST included
  • The fees prescribed by these regulations are inclusive of any goods and services tax.

7 Revocation

Schedule
Table of fees

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RowFunction under ActFee ($)
1A post-mortem (including all conferences with the coroner and the New Zealand Police, and all reports to the coroner on the post-mortem and its results)750.00
2Preparation and examination of all histological specimens (if any) in connection with a post-mortem67.33
3Typing, and all other secretarial work (if any), associated with a post-mortem27.33
4An examination (not amounting to a post-mortem)100.00
5A function for which no other fee is prescribed by these regulations19.00
6A post-mortem (in addition to the fee in row 1) if either or both of the following apply:180.00
 (a)the coroner has, in accordance with section 37 of the Act, directed the pathologist to perform the post-mortem immediately: 
 (b)the post-mortem or any work associated with it is, or both are, done outside normal working hours 
7A laboratory test associated with a post-mortem22.34

Rebecca Kitteridge,
for 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 on 1 July 2007, are made under the Coroners Act 2006. They prescribe fees for pathologists who perform functions, or who give evidence for the purposes of an inquiry conducted, or at an inquest held, under that Act.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 June 2007.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Coroners (Pathologists Fees) Regulations 2007. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Coroners (Pathologists Fees) Regulations 2007 as at 21 June 2007, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that have yet to come into force or that contain relevant transitional or savings provisions are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/legislation/reprints.shtml or Part 8 of the Tables of Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations, and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)