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Guidelines for the Health Care Professional

Last modified: 3/19/2012 2:42 PM

The California State Government Code mandates that certain types of deaths be reported, immediately, to the County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office. Although the Government Code contains a comprehensive list of the types of deaths that are reportable, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office in partnership with the Public Health Department has come up with guidelines to assist local health care professionals when working through a reportable death. Additionally, the guidelines contain a comprehensive analysis of the process for completing death certificates. As always, if there are any questions in these areas please contact our office for clarification.

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For More Information Please Contact:
Captain Kevin Jensen, Administrative Director/Coroner 408-793-1900
Lieutenant David Lera, Assistant Administrative Director/Coroner 408-793-1900
Sergeant Manny Rey, Chief Investigator 408-793-1900