Can the cause and manner of death be kept confidential?

The Coroner is obligated to release certain information regarding each accepted Coroner's case, including the cause and manner of death. Demographic information is considered public, such as name, age, race and address of deceased. Limited information regarding an autopsy will be released, such as date, and the board certified pathologist (medical physician) who performed it, where performed. The Coroner can only release records produced in the process of the investigation. Records of other agencies, such as police records or medical records gathered in the investigation are not released by the Coroner.

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1. What should I do following the loss of a loved one?
2. When to report a death?
3. Does every death involve the Coroner's Office?
4. Does the Coroner's Office provide all death certificates?
5. Is the Coroner a physician?
6. Are there educational requirements for Coroners and Deputy Coroners?
7. What is the Coroner responsible for?
8. Can the cause and manner of death be kept confidential?
9. How long does it take to determine the cause of death?