Coroner Notification for High Morbidity Cases
In cases in which EMS personnel believe that patient death may be imminent as a result of unnatural causes
- the Coroner's Office shall be notified.
- This notification should be accomplished as soon as reasonably possible.
- It is the responsibility of the EMS Paramedic to communicate the patient condition with RTS to the EMS Communications Center in order that the Communication Center Staff can notify the On-Duty Coroner.
- Situations that should prompt EMS personnel to notify the On-Duty Coroner include, but are not limited to the following patient conditions that are outlined below.
- RTS < 6
- Priority 1 Trauma
- High Percentage Burn
- High Voltage Electrocution 440 Volts or higher.
- Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
- Stillbirths and/or fetal deaths
- Patients that meet the above guidelines and are transported to the hospital by an air transport unit.
- When death is suspected and the patient does not meet the above guidelines.