One of our most important duties is to the families who have lost a loved one, often suddenly and unexpectedly. On top of this sudden loss, we understand that for the vast majority of people, this is the first time they are working with our office. We strive to help families through the process and are available to answer questions.

The autopsy report is considered a medical record.  Although Power of Attorney or Executor of Estate provides legal rights regarding financial affairs and other matters, only the legal immediate next-of-kin may request a copy of an autopsy report. 

The immediate next-of-kin can request a copy of the finalized autopsy report by submitting the following form.
Please Note:  The form must be notarized.


Printed from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner website on October 27, 2021 at 9:11pm.