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The Iowa Code and Iowa Administrative Code define the scope and duties of the Medical Examiner.

Iowa Code

Bullet Section 331.801 thru 331.805Abobe Icon
Bullet Section 691.5 thru 691.6CAbobe Icon
Bullet Section 22.7 ConfidentialityAbobe Icon

Administrative Code

Bullet Chapter 126 - State Medical ExaminerAbobe Icon
Bullet Chapter 127 - County Medical Examiners Abobe Icon

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations defines the uses and disclosures of protected health information for which an authorization or opportunity to agree or object is not required.  The section relevant to medical examiner disclosure of protected health information is (g) Standard: Uses and disclosures about decedents—(1) Coroners and medical examiners. 

BulletTitle 45: Public Welfare § 164.512(g)Abobe Icon