Coroners fear death-probe system 'sabotage' as Ontario ponders changes
Thu, 01 Nov 2012
A behind-the-scenes struggle between Ontario coroners and forensic pathologists could lead to a major overhaul of the way deaths are investigated in the province. Coroners allege a review of the system — which includes recommendations from a yet-to-be-released consultant's report — is a thinly veiled power grab by forensic pathologists. Coroners fear being shut out of death investigations in favour of forensic pathologists — physicians who conduct autopsies to determine the cause of death but have little experience in dealing with the public. Canadian Press story.