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.
    • Drowning
    • 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.