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Questions Funeral Directors should ask of the Certifying Physician

Anyone with knowledge of possible trauma must report that fact to the medical examiner. This assurance must be obtained prior to final disposition.

Make sure you ask, "Was there any non-natural cause or factor that should be referred to the medical examiner for their review?"

Learn about the consequences of not asking the right questions:

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Medical Examiner
Dr. Emma O. Lew, Chief Medical Examiner

Medical Examiner Building
1851 NW 10th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
305-545-2400