OMA Statement on Coroner's Amendment Act, 2009



    TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - The Ontario Medical Association's Section on
Laboratory Medicine and the Ontario Association of Pathologists welcome the
establishment of the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service and a registry of
pathologists authorized to conduct coroner's autopsies. With these changes to
the Coroner's Act the government has recognized the important role of forensic
pathology in Ontario. When coupled with the recent creation of a forensic
pathology fellowship at the University of Toronto in conjunction with the
Office of the Chief Coroner, forensic pathology services will be further
strengthened in the province.

    
    Dr. Brendan Mullen                      Dr. Suhas Joshi
    Chair, Section on Laboratory Medicine   President,
    Ontario Medical Association             Ontario Association of
                                            Pathologists
    




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