[PDF] Guidelines on autopsy practice: autopsy when drugs or poisoning may be involved

Royal College of Pathologists - RCPATH
Royal College of Pathologists
Publication date:
01 December 2018


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).