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Reporting a Death

When any person dies as a result of criminal or other violent means, by casualty, suicide, or suddenly when in apparent health, or in any suspicious or unusual manner, the person in attendance should immediately notify the office of the Coroner of the known facts concerning the time, place, manner and circumstances of the death and any other information required by the Coroner.

› Traffic accident fatalities
› Accidental deaths at home
› Accidental deaths at work• Any death that follows injury
› Homicides
› Suicides
› Criminal or self-induced abortions
› Deaths involving alcoholism
› Deaths at home
› Deaths at place of employment
› Deaths at any public place
› Deaths in a hospital emergency room
› Deaths in a hospital within 24 hours of admittance
› Deaths occurring within one year and one month of a hip fracture

Not all of these cases will become coroner cases, but they are all initially reported and then a decision is made whether the case is released to a doctor for certification on a Medical Certificate of Death or if the case is thoroughly investigated and certified on a Coroner/Medical Examiner Certificate of Death.

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