Are there educational requirements for Coroners and Deputy Coroners?

Yes. The Indiana State Coroner's Association provides the mandatory training course. This course includes at least 40 hours of classroom instruction regarding death investigation, crime scenes and preservation of evidence. Sixteen hours of continuing education are required annually. Coroners have six months to complete the training once elected. Deputy Coroners have twelve months to complete training once appointed. Indiana was a pilot state for Coroners and Deputy Coroners to be certified.

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1. How can I obtain an autopsy or toxicology report?
2. Does every death involve the Coroner's Office?
3. Does the Coroner's Office provide all death certificates?
4. Is the Coroner a physician?
5. Are there educational requirements for Coroners and Deputy Coroners?
6. What is the Coroner responsible for?
7. Can the cause and manner of death be kept confidential?
8. How long does it take to determine the cause of death?