BILL NO. 159
2nd Session, 63rd General Assembly
68 Elizabeth II, 2019
Private Member's Bill
Fatality Investigations Act
Cape Breton Centre
First Reading: September 26, 2019
This Bill requires a physician to notify a medical examiner or investigator if a person the physician is attending dies and there is reason to believe that the person was recently in a health-care facility or in the custody of an institution.
1 Chapter 31 of the Acts of 2001, the Fatality Investigations Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 11 the following Section:
- 11A Where a person dies and there is reason to believe that within the ninety days before that person's death that person was
(b) detained or in custody in a correctional institution such as a jail, penitentiary, guard room, remand centre, detention centre, youth facility, lock-up or any other place where a person is in custody or detention;
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