Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

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Death Investigation and Certification Services

photo of public safety officer and two others conducting forensic investigation

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner provides forensic pathology, forensic investigations, and mortuary services through its Death Investigation and Certification Division.

  • Forensic Pathology – Involves conducting decedent examination and certifying the cause and manner of death.
  • Forensic Investigation – Is responsible for evidence gathering, medical interpretation, and provision of information, to aid in the determination of the cause and manner of death.
  • Mortuary Services – The purpose of mortuary services is to provide body disposition and autopsy support to forensic pathology staff and the funeral industry.
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