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Requests for public records

Most records obtained or created for the purpose of medico-legal death investigation are confidential and not available for general release. To request public records involving the Medical Examiner, contact Nikki Costa at (360) 397-8405, medical.examiner@clark.wa.gov or send a written request to Clark County Office of the Medical Examiner, Attention Nikki Costa, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.

Requests for confidential autopsy records

Reports and records of autopsies are confidential by state law (RCW 68.50.105) with limited exceptions for release of information.  If the death occurred in Clark County you can request a copy of a confidential autopsy report.  You may download the request form or contact our office and a form will be mailed to you.  Please return the signed and notarized original to the Clark County Office of the Medical Examiner, PO Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.

You may request the report in person at the Office of the Medical Examiner located on the main floor of 900 West 13th Street, Vancouver WA 98660.  You may download a map of downtown Clark County Offices.  If you make the report request in person, you will be required to present valid government photo identification and fill out the confidential autopsy request form.

Please note that only copies of complete and final reports are released.  It may take eight (8) weeks or longer for the laboratory results necessary to complete the autopsy report.

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Clark County Medical Examiner: Dennis J. Wickham, MD
Street Address: 900 West 13th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Main phone: (360) 397-8405 | FAX: (360) 397-6120
Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388, then call (360) 397-2445
Responsible Elected Official: Board of Clark County Commissioners

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