About Record and Information Inquiries
The Office of the Medical Examiner & Trauma Services receives hundreds of inquires each month for records or case information from law enforcement, media and members of the public. Each inquiry must be carefully considered and thoroughly researched before responding to ensure the information or record provided is accurate and the laws that govern the release of public records and those that protect health related medical information are adhered to. It is of the utmost importance, to the extent legally possible, that the privacy of the deceased and their families is protected.
Plans are currently underway to better utilize technology in order to more efficiently process record requests and information inquiries.
- A subscriber service to a RSS feed provides instant access to released reports from the Medical Examiner’s Office in cases where there is high demand for records.
- The Medical Examiner’s Web site is undergoing changes to answer frequently asked questions, provide information specific to law enforcement, families and the media, and on-line access to information request forms.
- An e-mail address is currently available for law enforcement, families and the media to request information and records.
- Enhancements to the Medical Examiner’s existing database will provide limited on-line access to searchable records.
Until such time as all the above improvements are completed, the Office of the Medical Examiner and Trauma Services appreciates your assistance when requesting a record or information by following the procedures: Records Request Procedures, Information Request Procedures. This will ensure the quickest and most accurate response.