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Budget Summary FY2009

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Data Current as of:  6/22/2009

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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is responsible for determining the cause and manner of death in sudden, violent, or unexpected deaths, deaths while in custody and deaths due to complications of a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 6 S. 184
Medicolegal investigation commission
MGL C. 38 S. 1-14
Medical Examiner and inquests


505 CMR 1.0
Disclosure of Autopsy Reports
505 CMR 2.0
Release of Unclaimed or Unidentified Bodies
505 CMR 3.0
Storage and Disposal of Biological Materials