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How long does a corpse stay in the hospital before it is moved to the mortuary?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: ASAP

The body will be moved to the morgue as soon as possible.
Autopsy may be done in the hospital morgue or at the mortuary / funeral home. Paperwork, including death certification, need not delay transfer of the body.

In brief: ASAP

The body will be moved to the morgue as soon as possible.
Autopsy may be done in the hospital morgue or at the mortuary / funeral home. Paperwork, including death certification, need not delay transfer of the body.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology

In brief: Depends

It depends on how quickly next of kin can be contacted, paperwork can be completed, death certificate signed and if needed, an autopsy completed.

In brief: Depends

It depends on how quickly next of kin can be contacted, paperwork can be completed, death certificate signed and if needed, an autopsy completed.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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