You may request a copy of the final Report of Examination by sending an original or photocopied standard medical information release form or an OME Records Release Form that has a notarized signature of the next-of-kin and is dated within the previous 90 days. A copy of a Report of Examination, which includes toxicology results, requires a fee of $35 paid in advance (make checks payable to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office). Requests along with the check can be mailed to our office.
Additional records regarding the case are kept in the case file at our office and are available upon proper request and the payment of additional fees, depending on the documents. Records provided cannot include records that the medical examiner obtains from a third party in the course of investigating the decedent’s death. Call (801-816-3850) or email to inquire as to the applicable fees. There are no fees for records requested by a county attorney, a district attorney, a criminal defense attorney, or other law enforcement official with jurisdiction over the death.
Records maintained by the OME are not public records nor do they fall under GRAMA guidelines. A Subpoena Duces Tecum is an invalid method of requesting records from us. Release of OME records to a third party is only possible by means of a notarized release from the next-of-kin or legal representative or a court order issued by a Utah court.