Here is what families, funeral directors, law enforcement, and hospital, nursing, and state facility staff should know when the Office of the Chief Medical examiner accepts jurisdiction over a death.
Performing autopsies is a key element of our office's work. Not everyone is entitled to receive a copy of an autopsy report. If you meet eligibility, you can request to receive a copy of one of our autopsy reports.
A death certificate is a permanent public record of the disease or injury responsible for the death (the cause of death) and the explanation of how the cause arose (the manner of death).
If you are a qualified pathology resident, you can apply for one of 4 forensic pathology fellowship positions.
Learn how to request public records from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.