Expected Home Deaths

With the cooperation and assistance of the area's home nursing care agencies, funeral homes, and hospices, we maintain an "Expected Death" list which allows for death notification and body removal in a way that is least disruptive and upsetting to families.

This procedure satisfies our policy of being notified of all home deaths without unduly upsetting the family or having to call the attending physician in the middle of the night. Simply stated, the procedure is:

This policy in no way obviates acceptance of jurisdiction of any case failing under Statute 406. Any suspicion of violent death in a terminally ill patient negates this procedure.