Autopsy Database (Department of Health)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Health of North Dakota.
Multi Request Autopsy Database


From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Dakota Constitution, Article XI, Section 6, and the North Dakota Open Records Statute, N.D.C.C. ยง 44-04-18(1), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of any centralized autopsy databases, spreadsheets, or logs maintained by this office that covers deaths within the state.

If such a database is maintained on an annual basis or is otherwise easier to provide if there is a cutoff date, I would like data going back to Jan. 1, 2012.

If it's stored as one central database, I would like the complete dataset.

If there are fields that would mix information that would be exempt from disclosure, such as sensitive, personally identifiable information about living persons, you may omit those columns or fields from the database.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Michael Morisy

From: Department of Health

Greetings, Mr. Morisy - We currently do not have a central autopsy database. Perhaps you would be able to find what you're looking for in one of these annual reports that is available to the public.

If you have other questions, please let me know.


Nicole Peske
Public Information Officer
P: 701.328.4619 c: 701.391.7953
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