Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

Published by
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Public Safety/Law Enforcement: Medical Examiner

L20 Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Executive Office of Public Safety
720 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: 617-267-6767 Monday -Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Fax: 617-266-6763
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 - 4:30

The Chief Medical Examiner (formerly known as the Coroner system) has the responsibility to determine cause and manner of death in all cases of suspected homicide, suicide, accidents, drug overdoses, and sudden and unexpected natural deaths. The office also oversees and reviews the work of all medical examiners in the Commonwealth, enforces the rules and regulations approved by the Commission on Medicolegal Investigations, and ensures that the records of medical investigations and autopsies are received and properly kept.

Regional Offices

1221 Main Street, Suite 115
Holyoke, MA 01040
Tel: 413-538-6213
Toll Free: 1-800-445-5889

One Simpins Road
Sandwich, MA 02563
Tel: 508-539-2200

55 Lake Avenue, North
Worcester, MA 01655
Tel: 508-856-3501

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