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OCME's Administrative Division oversees agency operations and programs.

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OCME can usually process requests within 24 hours of submission.

The DC OCME is implementing a standardized Authorization to Release Form. 

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OCME provides surveillance and 30-year reports on DC homicides, suicides and deaths related to homelessness.

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OCME provides forensic pathology, forensic investigations, and mortuary services.

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OCME provides fatality analysis and recommendations to entities serving defined populations.

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OCME's toxicology laboratory serves the residents of the District  and their families, providing postmortem toxicological analyses of biological specimens for medical examiner casework.

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OCME provides counseling, children’s services, training and education to families.

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OCME provides public disposition services for unclaimed remains.