News and Announcements

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner entrance.

The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner reopens facility to the public

The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner reopens facility to the public 1024 682 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Oct. 1, 2021 - Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department is enforcing strict health protocols to maintain staff and visitor safety.

Information for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Information for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance 1024 577 Medical Examiner-Coroner

April 27, 2021 - FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

DMEC to present Forensic Pathology Fellowship at USCAP Annual Conference

DMEC to present Forensic Pathology Fellowship at USCAP Annual Conference 1024 819 Medical Examiner-Coroner

March 3, 2021 - The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner will be hosting a table at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology’s (USCAP) annual conference to promote it's Forensic Pathology Fellowship.

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner entrance.

Changes in service from the Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner

Changes in service from the Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner 1024 682 Medical Examiner-Coroner

March 16, 2020 - Due to an abundance of caution regarding the coronavirus, all routine visits to Medical Examiner-Coroner facilities are being suspended.

Lucas Named New L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner

Lucas Named New L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner 1024 682 Medical Examiner-Coroner

June 13, 2017 - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Dr. Jonathan Lucas as the County’s new Medical Examiner-Coroner to lead one of the busiest and most high profile offices of its kind in the nation.

Youthful Drunk Driver Visitation Program

Youthful Drunk Driver Visitation Program (YDDVP)

Youthful Drunk Driver Visitation Program (YDDVP) 1024 683 Medical Examiner-Coroner

The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner began presenting the Youthful Drunk Driver Visitation Program (YDDVP) in 1989. The program was established by the California State Legislature and is codified in the California Vehicle Section 23509 et seq. All participants must be ordered by the court to attend the program.