Who contact’s the funeral home?

Once you have selected a funeral home, please let them know that the body is under the jurisdiction of the coroner. Once a funeral home is selected, you must call the coroner's office as soon as possible to inform them of your choice. The coroner's office will then contact the funeral home when the body is ready for release.

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1. Why is the Coroner’s Office involved?
2. Will an autopsy be performed?
3. Can I refuse an Autopsy?
4. Will I still be able to have an open casket service if an autopsy is performed?
5. Do I have to pay for an autopsy to be done?
6. How long will it take before my loved one is released from the coroner’s jurisdiction?
7. Is viewing or visiting allowed while my loved on is under the coroner’s jurisdiction?
8. Who contact’s the funeral home?
9. How do I obtain a certified copy of the death certificate?
10. When will the autopsy report be ready and how do I obtain a copy?
11. What are my next steps after my loved one has been taken under the coroner’s jurisdiction?
12. Who is considered the next of kin?