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Death investigators are those with responsibilities in the coronial investigation, such as coroners, registrars, forensic pathologists, police and court staff. Death investigator access requires the relevant state or chief coroner’s approval. Costs are covered by annual funding contributions made by states and territories.
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Data contained in the NCIS may be on-provided under certain conditions. Organisations must apply to become a NCIS data on-provision providing agency for the on-provision of NCIS sourced data to external parties.