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Ontario Coroners Association President’s Report October 2013
Changes at Office of the Chief Coroner
The Office of the Chief Coroner (OCC) has undergone a few leadership changes over the past 6 months. Dr. Dan Cass has done an admirable job leading the OCC as Interim Chief, and resumes his previous position as Deputy Chief Coroner of Investigations. Dr. Bill Lucas has taken over the Deputy Chief Coroner of Inquests position. On July 22, 2013, Dr. Dirk Huyer was appointed Interim Chief Coroner. The appointment is for a period of up to six months or until a permanent Chief Coroner is appointed. The process to select/appoint a new Chief Coroner has begun. Dirk was Regional Supervising Coroner from the Guelph Office and previous Treasurer of the Ontario Coroners Association (OCA). The OCA wishes him well during this transition period.
As you should be aware, the OCA executive has been active in representing your interests in the ongoing Systemic Review. A special members only section has been created in the Documents area where you can find related documents. We will continue to update as things evolve.
KPMG Death Investigation Review Final Report in Members section. Coroner and pathologist comments in Replies subsection. Remember to log in first.
2014 OCA tour set for Rhone River cruise. Click here for details.
New - 2015 OCA tour set for Morocco. Click here for details.
See this story to see how funds raised through the OCA Tours helped builda new school in Africa.
New files added to the Members Only section:
Exective and Regional Representative contact information
Exeutive Member position descriptions
Code of Ethics in English and French
Coroner Jacket and Vest order form
Coroner recommended Personal Protective Equipment
AGM Minutes from 2003 to 2012
Several new articles of interest to coroners
Office of the Chief Coroner
The Office of the Chief Coroner is responsible for death investigations and will help in dealing with questions about investigations and inquests.
For more information about the Office of the Chief Coroner click here.
OCC reports are in the Documents section or can be linked to here.
The Art and Science of Being a Coroner
Please follow this link to an excellent piece from Ontario coroner Dr. S. Aitken on the art and science of being a coroner. It is a unique job and we can be proud fo the work we do for the people of Ontario.