Identifications are often made at the scene by family members or friends. Direct body viewing at the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Mortuary Facility for identification purposes is often not necessary. The morgue is not suited for direct body viewing. It will be better to view the body of the deceased at the funeral home chosen by the family.
Medical Examiner Case Information & HIPAA
Most case file information is not available to the general public. Sensitive information as to the deceased’s medical data must be protected for the surviving family. Confidential information will not be released without proper authorization.