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Why doesn't the coroner investigate every death?
The coroner investigates any death that is suspicious, violent, or in any way unexpected. There are other specific cases that the coroner is required to investigate as well. If someone dies who has been ill and under the care of a physician, often the physician will make a determination of the cause of death and there is no need for a coroner investigation. Also, hospice patients are generally not considered a coroner case.

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1. Why doesn't the coroner investigate every death?
2. Who determines if an autopsy is needed?
3. What responsibilities and authority does the deputy coroner have?
4. How can I get copies of a death certificate?
5. How can I reach the coroner's office?

P.O. Box 1129  |  Chatsworth, Georgia 30705  |  Ph: (706) 695-2413  |  Fx: (706) 695-8721