Who pays for the forensic autopsy?


The family is not charged for a forensic autopsy when one is requested as outlined in the FAQ. However, when an individual’s death does not fall under the County Medical Examiner’s jurisdiction, the family may arrange for a private autopsy. The costs and arrangements for private autopsies are the responsibility of the requesting party. The IOSME cannot perform private autopsies per Iowa Code.


Printed from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner website on March 28, 2023 at 8:29pm.