Who can request that a forensic autopsy be performed?

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County medical examiners, county attorneys, and the state medical examiner have the statutory authority and obligation to request that a forensic autopsy be performed in cases where death is suspected to have arisen from violent, suspicious, or unexpected circumstances [Iowa Code 331.802(4)].

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Printed from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner website on October 05, 2022 at 4:01pm.