Does the coroner need permission from the next of kin for an autopsy?
Ohio Law (ORC 2108.52) provides that the coroner does not need permission for an autopsy. The coroner will make every attempt to comply with the wishes of the next of kin as long as it does not conflict with the duties of the coroner by Ohio law.

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1. How can I get a private autopsy?
2. Will I be able to have an open casket viewing after an autopsy?
3. Why is a body brought to the coroner’s office?
4. Does the coroner need permission from the next of kin for an autopsy?
5. Where is the body taken for the autopsy?
6. How long before my loved one is released and I get results?
7. Where can I get a copy of a death certificate?
8. What is the cost for an Autopsy?
9. How do I choose a funeral home?
10. How a death is reported?
11. Who can pronounce a death?