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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?

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901