If I cannot select a funeral home or mortuary will the Office of the Medical Examiner provide one?
No. Once you have selected a service provider you will need to notify the Office of the Medical Examiner at 602-506-1138. If one is not selected within 72 hours of the examination then a rotation funeral home will be used. The family may be subject to any fees accrued by the rotation funeral home.

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1. Print a PDF version of the Information for Next of Kin pamphlet:
2. Why is the Office of the Medical Examiner involved?
3. Why is the death being investigated?
4. How are bodies transported for examination, and where?
5. What types of exams are performed?
6. What if I do not want an autopsy of my family member?
7. Can I request an autopsy of my family member?
8. Is an open casket viewing possible after an autopsy has been completed?
9. How is the time of death determined?
10. What is toxicology testing?
11. How is identification confirmed?
12. Can I request a viewing of my family member?
13. What is the process for the release of my family member?
14. If I cannot select a funeral home or mortuary will the Office of the Medical Examiner provide one?
15. How do I receive my family member's personal effects?
16. How quickly will cause and manner of death be determined?
17. What is in the Medical Examiner Report and how do I obtain a copy?
18. How do I receive death benefits if the cause and manner of death is pending?
19. How do I obtain a copy of the Death Certificate?
20. I still have questions or need assistance regarding the death of a loved one. Who can help me?