Reportable Deaths

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Reportable Deaths

The deaths listed below must be immediately reported to the Coroner's Office by a healthcare facility, law enforcement agency, organization, or individual pursuant to Health & Safety Code §102850:

(a) Without medical attendance.

(b) During the continued absence of the attending physician and surgeon.

(c) Where the attending physician and surgeon or the physician assistant is unable to state the cause of death.

(d) Where suicide is suspected.

(e) Following an injury or an accident.

(f) Under circumstances as to afford a reasonable ground to suspect that the death was caused by the criminal act of another.

The Coroner's Office, as stated in Government Code § 27491, has the authority and discretion to determine the extent of investigation for all reported deaths.