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Utah Office of the Medical Examiner

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Governance and Jurisdiction

The Office of the Medical Examiner, State of Utah, is a statewide system for the investigation of deaths that occur unexpectedly, violently or where the cause of death is unknown (26-4-7 Utah Code – Custody by medical examiner). At the conclusion of the examination, a death certificate is issued certifying the cause and manner of death. The jurisdiction is established by the Utah Medical Examiner’s Act and can be viewed in its entirety here.

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