Return of the body and organs

Once the post mortem is complete, the Coroner will approve the release of the body. Your funeral company will arrange for the transfer of the body from the mortuary to the funeral home.

In some cases, the Coroner will decide that organs should be kept for a more thorough examination, in order to detect finer details of disease or damage.

If a whole organ is to be held, an officer from the Coroner's Information and Support Program will contact you to explain what is happening and to inform you of your rights. In some cases, the tissue or organs can be returned later for burial or cremation.

For more information about your rights, see objecting to organs being held.

Last updated:

28 Apr 2020

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