Who pays for the autopsy?
If the death is an out of hospital death and /or under suspicious circumstances, the Coroner will review the facts and MAY order an autopsy. This expense is paid for by the County. If, however the family is requesting an autopsy state statute states that the party requesting the autopsy is responsible for payment. Costs range from about $2500 to $5000 for a private autopsy.

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1. What do I do if a loved one passes away at home?
2. If my family member is in hospice what do I do?
3. How do I proceed if cremation is the wish of the decedent or family?
4. What if I am destitute and have no funds for funeral expenses?
5. If my loved one was a veteran does the VA pay for the funeral?
6. How do I obtain death certificates?
7. How long will it take to obtain the death certificate?
8. What if my loved one dies in the hospital?
9. What about organ donation?
10. How do we make donations of my loved ones remains to science?
11. Why are autopsies performed?
12. Who pays for the autopsy?