Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner

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Regional Medical Examiner's Offices

The Chief State Medical Examiner oversees a network comprising two Regional Medical Examiner's Offices and several county medical examiner facilities.

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Office of Chief State Medical Examiner Joins NJDOH

Effective September 4, the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner began operating under the auspices of the New Jersey Department of Health.

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Contacting the Medical Examiner

Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner
P.O. Box 182
Trenton, NJ 08625
p: 609-376-0557
f: 609-633-8312

If you are calling about a specific death investigation, contact the Regional Medical Examiner for the county in which the person was pronounced dead.

Regional Medical Examiners

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In New Jersey, when a person’s death is unexpected and the cause of death is not immediately known, the death is investigated by a medical examiner. Medical examiners also investigate deaths resulting from violence or injury and deaths that occured while the deceased was in legal custody.

The Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner is responsible for the operation of the entire medical examiner system in New Jersey.

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Last Reviewed: 8/25/2020