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Programs & Services

Death Certificate Copies

The Medical Examiner Department does not issue copies of death certificates. Persons needing to obtain a copy of a death certificate need to contact the Miami-Dade County Health Department – Bureau of Vital Records

Fee Schedule

The schedule of fees for services provided by the Medical Examiner.

Forensic Odontology Practicum

This practicum is an advance course in forensic odontology which is open to all dental and medical professionals as well as members of the legal profession.

International Forensic Photography

Methods of discovery and documentation relating to death investigation, crime scene, and general photography are covered in detail along with related biomedical and forensic photography techniques.

Pathology: Fellowship Program

The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited, Forensic Pathology Training Program in association with the adjacent University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Police MedicoLegal Investigation Of Death

This program is designed to teach new and experienced homicide investigators, criminal investigation managers, prosecutors, and medical examiners criteria about different types of sudden, unexpected, and violent deaths.

Public Interment Program

The purpose of the Public Interment Program (PIP) is to provide final disposition in accordance with the law for those persons who have no family or cannot afford private funeral arrangements.  In order to qualify for this program, the death must have occurred within Miami-Dade County (even though the decedent may not have been a county resident).

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