Do I have to pay for an autopsy to be done?

No - there is no charge to the family for autopsies performed under the coroner's jurisdiction.

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1. Why is the Coroner’s Office involved?
2. Will an autopsy be performed?
3. Can I refuse an Autopsy?
4. Will I still be able to have an open casket service if an autopsy is performed?
5. Do I have to pay for an autopsy to be done?
6. How long will it take before my loved one is released from the coroner’s jurisdiction?
7. Is viewing or visiting allowed while my loved on is under the coroner’s jurisdiction?
8. Who contact’s the funeral home?
9. How do I obtain a certified copy of the death certificate?
10. When will the autopsy report be ready and how do I obtain a copy?
11. What are my next steps after my loved one has been taken under the coroner’s jurisdiction?
12. Who is considered the next of kin?