* Return to Medical Profession for issuance of Medical Death
Certificate/Coroner's investigation only and/or Cremation Permit was
** Year to date
- Undetermined manner is where the Coroner's jury at the inquest could not clearly determine the manner of death (either insufficient evidence was available or they were indecisive.
- Many cases are reportable to the Coroner pursuant to the State law based on a number of categories. However, after conducting a preliminary investigation, the cause of death is determined to be natural and the attending physician had seen the deceased within the last
fourteen days, the case is then returned to the doctor to issue a medical certificate of death as opposed to a Coroner's certificate of death. There are limited exceptions.
- Autopsies are only ordered by the Coroner's office when the cause of death is unknown or for criminal type cases (such as homicides). Autopsies are not performed unnecessarily as the cost of such is paid by the taxpayer.