How long does it take for a death ruling to be made?

Various counties in Ohio handle this procedure differently. In most cases, however, a signed death certificate will be issued within two weeks of the date of death. When there is insufficient information available to complete the death certificate in a timely fashion, or additional chemical tests, microscopic slide preparation and examination, and further investigations are needed – a "Pending further studies and Coroner's Verdict" death certificate can be issued. At the culmination of these tests and investigation, the ruling is made based on all available information. A supplemental death certificate, which supersedes, the "Pending" death certificate, is then issued with the cause of death and ruling.

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1. What is the role of the Coroner's Office?
2. What is a Forensic Autopsy?
3. When is an Autopsy performed?
4. How do families benefit from autopsies?
5. Is there a charge for an autopsy?
6. Does the Coroner need permission from the next-of-kin for an autopsy?
7. How long does it take for a death ruling to be made?
8. How can a Funeral Director be selected?
9. Are there religious conflicts?
10. Where may property of the deceased be located?
11. When will the autopsy report be completed?
12. How can the Coroner's records be obtained?
13. How do communities benefit from autopsies?
14. Will an autopsy affect funeral arrangements?