Coronial autopsies and the coronial process
A coronial autopsy or examination is ordered by a coroner and is part of a detailed medical investigation that is conducted by a pathologist. A coronial autopsy or examination needs to be conducted when a death is considered 'reportable'.
A coronial autopsy or examination is ordered to determine how and why a person died, and in some cases to help establish the person's identity.
The Coroner's Court of Queensland will provide information about coronial investigation processes and outcomes to the family or next of kin whose details are provided to a coroner by the Queensland Police Service.