The Coroner Division's critical function and responsibilities are to:
Determine the medical cause and mode of death
Identification of the deceased by thorough examination
Handle the receipt, examination, documentation, and storage of personal effects
All cases that require a medical examination are brought to the morgue where a Pathologist examines them. Deputy Coroners investigate the scene of death, remove the deceased, and provide transportation to the morgue.
The Coroner's Office operates from a central morgue facility.
The Division contracts with Forensic Medical Group for autopsy responsibilities.
The Coroner also takes responsibility for notification of the next of kin.
The Division records and documents their findings in the Death Certificate.