Do I have to pay for an autopsy?
There is no charge to the family for an autopsy required by Michigan state law. The Office of the Medical Examiner is funded as a public service. In the event that the Medical Examiner determines an autopsy is not necessary, families may request a private autopsy arranged through a funeral director.

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1. Why is the Medical Examiner's Office involved?
2. What is an autopsy?
3. Do I have to pay for an autopsy?
4. Will I still be able to have an open casket service if an autopsy is performed?
5. What happens to the deceased person's property?
6. Is viewing or visitation allowed while the body is under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner?
7. Can a Medical Examiner's case still be an organ or tissue donor?
8. How do I request information?