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9 1962



Preliminary And General

Short title and commencement.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Coroners Act, 1962.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day as the Minister shall by order appoint for that purpose.


2. —In this Act—

coroner”, except in sections 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 16 and 5.9, includes a person appointed under subsection (2) of section 5 of the Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act, 1926 , as applied by section 8 of this Act, to fill the office of coroner temporarily;

deputy coroner” has the meaning given to it by section 13 of this Act;

local authority” means the council of a county or the corporation of a county borough;

the Minister” means the Minister for Justice;

prescribed”, save where the context otherwise requires, means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Act;

registered medical practitioner” means a person who is registered, other than provisionally or temporarily, under the Medical Practitioners Acts, 1927 to 1961, in the Register of Medical Practitioners for Ireland.


3. —(1) The Minister may make regulations in relation to any matter referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed.

(2) Every regulation made by the Minister under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next subsequent twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to anything previously done thereunder.


4. —The expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of this Act shall to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.


5. —The enactments specified in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the third column of the Schedule.