—(1) A pathologist who has conducted or supervised any post-mortem examination shall —
draw up, or cause to be drawn up, a report of the findings of the post-mortem examination and of the conclusions which he draws from it;
certify as to the medical cause of death; and
date and sign the report and send it to the Coroner who ordered the post-mortem examination.
(2) Where a person has been appointed under section 19(2)(b), he shall draw up a report of the findings of his special examination, date and sign the report and send it to the Coroner who ordered the post-mortem examination.
(3) The post-mortem examination report made under subsection (1) and any special examination report made under subsection (2) shall be admissible as evidence, and shall be prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein, at any inquiry held under this Act.
(4) The pathologist who conducted or supervised the post-mortem examination or any person appointed under section 19(2)(b), if summoned by the Coroner as a witness in an inquiry, may be asked to give evidence as to his opinion upon any matter arising out of the examination conducted or supervised by him and as to how in his opinion the deceased came by his death.
[CPC, s. 283]