Investigations and Autopsies

States have different requirements for which deaths require investigation or autopsy. The tables below display characteristics of deaths requiring investigation or autopsy in each state. Footnotes for the tables are available below, along with documents providing information about additional circumstances that do not fall within the categories enumerated in the tables but that might require investigation or autopsy.

 

Table 1:  Selected Characteristics of Death Requiring Investigation by State

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Table 2: Selected Characteristics of Deaths Requiring Autopsy by State

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Page last reviewed: January 15, 2015