Following an extensive review process, changes to the Coroners Act 2006 have now come into effect, as of 22 July 2016.  Among other things, the changes include a relaxation of the restrictions on the public reporting of deaths that are suspected to be self-inflicted.  Under the new provisions, publication of details about the method of death remains restricted, but the death may now be reported as a suspected suicide. There are also changes to the reporting of death obligations.  In particular, where a patient dies during or as a result of a medical procedure, or while affected by anaesthetic, the death must only be reported if it was also "medically unexpected" (as further defined in the Act).  Other changes include a new ability for a preliminary (non-invasive) inspection of a body before a full post mortem, and more flexibility on whether or not to hold a formal inquest when a person dies in official custody or care.  For full information about the wide range of changes, see the Coroners Amendment Act 2016.