What makes a death a coroner’s case?
California Law requires the Coroner to inquire into and determine the circumstances, manner, and cause of sudden deaths where the attending physician is unable to determine the cause of death or the death is the result of homicide, suicide, accidental or undetermined means. It also includes deaths where the decedent has not been seen by their physician within 20 days preceding the death. Not all deaths in Nevada County are reported to the Coroner’s Office.

Generally, natural deaths occurring in a hospital or medical facility and/or under a hospice physician’s care are not coroner cases which require a coroner death investigation. For more information please call 530-265-1321.

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1. What makes a death a coroner’s case?
2. Where is our loved one being taken?
3. When will I know the cause of death?
4. Where do I get a death certificate?
5. When will the body be released?