Who pays for the forensic autopsy?

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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.

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Printed from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner website on October 05, 2022 at 5:56pm.