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Effective April 5, 2019:

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will initiate EDRS records on all SCMEO jurisdictional cases. Funeral home directors should check EDRS before starting a death certificate to avoid making a duplicate record. In addition, please check EDRS daily for any updates or comments about the decedent’s release. For any questions or concerns about a case in EDRS, please call out office at (425) 438-6200. 

Effective March, 1 2019:

Prior to transport of any decedent from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office, please complete the Authorization for Release of Decedent form. A filled out and signed copy of the authorization form can be brought to our office, emailed to , or faxed to (425) 438-6222. For any questions, please call (425) 438-6200. 

Our full updated funeral home release procedure can be found here

Additional links:

PCP Decline Letter Treating physician to sign for natural death

RCW 68.50.160(5) Disposition by most responsible party available