AGENCY: Office of Medical Examiner

SERIES: 82066
TITLE: Case files
DATES: 1982-; 1967-
ARRANGEMENT: numerical by case number

DESCRIPTION: These are the records of the investigations of death carried out by the Medical Examiner's office under the authority of UCA 26-4-7. The files include Report of Death, Report of Investigation, Police Report, Findings Report, Hospital Report, Toxicology Report, Histology Report, Serology Report, Radiology Report, and Death Certificate. Information includes the case number; the type of case (natural death, suicide, etc.); the deceased's name, address, age, sex, race, date of birth, and next of kin; the time of death and cause of death; the time and date the deceased was found; and the circumstances of death. These are photographic slides taken at the death scene and at autopsies. They are used for evidence in criminal cases. This series includes the photograph and case number.


Permanent. Retain for 55 year(s)


Transfer to Archives.


Retention and disposition for this series were specifically approved by the State Records Committee.

APPROVED: 06/1987


Paper: Retain in Office for 3 years and then transfer to State Records Center. Retain in State Records Center for 52 years and then transfer to State Archives with authority to weed.


Administrative Historical Legal

These records have long-term value both for legal purposes and for medical research purposes. Previous decision: 79-95: transfer to State Archives/confidential.


Exempt. UCA (2008)26-4-17(3) Records available to the decedent's next-of-kin, legal representative, or physicians who attended the decedent during the year before death, upon their written request for the release of documents.