What to do When an Expected Death has Occurred


Before we proceed, it is important to understand that even if a death is expected, it will still be necessary to call 911 IF the person who died at home was:

1) not currently under hospice care

or

2) has not been seen by their attending physician in the past twenty days or physicians assistant (usually within the last 72 hours)

This is important to keep in mind because if either of those two circumstances coincide with the death then there is a chance that it will be a coroner's case.

Please be sure to have open and candid talks with your doctor or hospice worker for more information regarding the law, and how death will be declared.


If the death occurs at home click Here

If the death occurs at a nursing home, hospital, or hospice facility click Here