Who can receive an autopsy report?
To obtain a copy of an autopsy report, you must be an immediate family member of the decedent or legal representative of the decedent. Immediate family is defined as an individual’s spouse, child (18 or older), parent, sibling, grandparent, or grandchild. A legal representative, defined as a legal guardian of the deceased or a personal representative of the deceased’s estate that was appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction, may also access these records. All immediate family members and/or legal representatives have equal access to medical examiner records without preference or priority.
How do I get an autopsy report?
In the State of Utah, copies of the autopsy report are not public record. The Office of the Medical Examiner will provide copies of the autopsy report to the decedent’s immediate family members or legal representative. This will require a fee of $10 (check or money order only. Make checks payable to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office). Additional records beyond the autopsy/toxicology report will require additional fees.
Autopsy reports may be obtained in person during regular business hours upon providing proof of identification and payment of $10 (check or money order only. Make checks payable to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office). You will be asked to fill out a brief form at that time and a copy of your picture identification will be made.
Requests for reports may be mailed. You will need to enclose a letter of request with an original notarized signature or print out and complete a Records Request Form. Please enclose payment of $10 (check or money order only. Make checks payable to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office).