Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology


Guidelines on autopsy practice: Autopsy when drugs or poisoning may be involved

This document was created to address the needs of the non-forensic autopsy pathologist dealing with deaths in which drugs, poisons or toxins may be involved, but which have nonetheless been deemed non-suspicious. 

Consequently, these deaths do not require a special (forensic) post mortem on behalf of the coroner (and, where appropriate, also by the police and any other relevant investigating authorities).

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