48.1. If the coroner believes that it is necessary in the performance of his duties to examine a deceased person’s record referred to in the first paragraph of section 7 of the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree and Inuit Native persons (chapter S-5) and held by an institution within the meaning of that Act, a deceased person’s record contemplated by Chapter II of Title II of Part I of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) and held by an institution within the meaning of that Act or a deceased person’s record held by a health professional governed by the Professional Code (chapter C-26), he may order the holder of the record to deliver the record to him or make it available to him, within the time he fixes.
The coroner shall specify in his order, in accordance with the directives of the Chief Coroner, the time within which and the procedure according to which the record is to be delivered or made available to him.
The coroner shall ensure the safekeeping of every record delivered or made available to him and return it to its holder as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes of this Act.
1990, c. 48, s. 1; 1992, c. 21, s. 284, s. 375.