How can I get a free autopsy report?

How can I get a free autopsy report?

Allow six to eight weeks for the medical examiner to file a complete autopsy report with the coroner’s office. If you are next of kin or the executor of the decedent’s estate you’re entitled to a free copy of the autopsy report.20 Jun 2017

Are autopsy reports available to the public?

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Autopsy results are not public records, and are available only to those legally entitled to receive them. Under chief medical examiner’s regulations, autopsy records are disclosable to surviving spouse or next of kin if certain conditions are met.18 Sep 2013

Are autopsies free?

Autopsies are not covered under Medicare, Medicaid or most insurance plans, though some hospitals — teaching hospitals in particular — do not charge for autopsies of individuals who passed away in the facility. A private autopsy by an outside expert can cost between $3,000 and $5,000.

How long does it take to find out cause of death?

The exam usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Many times, experts can figure out the cause of death in that time. But in other cases, you might have to wait until a lab can do more tests to look for signs of drugs, poisons, or disease. That can take several days or weeks.5 Nov 2018

Can I obtain a coroner’s report?

The Coroner or Coroner’s Officer will give you the cause of death found by the pathologist at a coroner’s post mortem examination. If you want a written copy of the full report you need to ask the coroner’s officer or to write to the Coroner concerned and they may charge a fee.