MENTAL HEALTH ACT - 1972 (NRCD 30)

    Section - 24 - Notice of Death of Patient.

    (1) Notice of the death of any patient in a psychiatric hospital shall forthwith be given by the chief administrator of the hospital to the coroner of the district and to the nearest known relation of the deceased.

    (2) Upon receiving notification of any such death the coroner shall forthwith carry out a full postmortem examination of the deceased to determine the causes of death.