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Death Investigation and Certification Services

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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