Report of Death Procedure


Deaths should be reported promptly to avoid delays in official investigations.

To report a death

Call the medical examiners office (631) 853-5555, 7 days a week, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Call SCPD at (631) 852-6410 from 11:00 PM to 7:00AM, 7 days a week

The following information will be requested of the person reporting the death:

  • Name of deceased, date of birth, age, sex, race or ethnicity, and marital status.
  • Home address
  • Social security number
  • Place removed from (if hospital reporting) or current location of dead body
  • Place of death
  • Date and time of arrival in hospital
  • Pronounced dead by
  • Date and Time
  • Name and telephone number of attending physician
  • Reason for reporting death (history and circumstances)
  • Reminder: Has the New York Organ Donor Network been contacted?
  • Has admission, particularly pre-transfusion, blood samples been placed on hold in your laboratory?