What Is a Pending Death Certificate?

If at the autopsy a cause of death is not determined, the death certificate is pending further studies. This mean outside testing is completed. This includes, but not limited to toxicology and slides. Once a cause of death is determined, the death certificate will be updated, and a new death certificate with the cause of death will be issued. Please note you can still make arrangements with a funeral home with a pending death certificate.

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1. What happens if a autopsy needs to be performed on my love one?
2. Is a autopsy always performed?
3. Is there a cost to a autopsy?
4. How do I retain a copy of the autopsy report?
5. How do I obtain a Death Certificate?
6. What Is a Pending Death Certificate?