The Office of the Medical Examiner is mandated under State statute to investigate certain types of death. These deaths include sudden and unexpected deaths, accidental deaths and violent deaths. The Medical Examiner has the authority under Public Act 181 of 1953, as amended and the Michigan Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, to order an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
Questions about autopsies and Medical Examiner services should be directed to Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services.
For current ME data, contact Sparrow Forensic Pathology Services.