Public Records Request

The Bradley County Medical Examiner Office's is happy to assist with requests for medical records as the Tennessee Code Annotated will allow:

                  Section 1. Tennesse Code Annotated, Section 38-7-110, is amended by deleting subsection (c) and by substituting instead the following:

                  (c) Subject to the provisions of subsection (d), the reports of the county medical examiners, toxicological reports and autopsy reports shall be public documents. The department is authorized to charge a fee of five dollars ($5.00) for a certified  copy of each county medical examiner's report and each toxicological report, and a fee of fifteen dollars ($15.00) for a certified copy of each autopsy report.

                  (d)(1) Upon written petition by the district attorney general supported by affidavit and/or testimony under oath from a law enforcement officer that the release of portions of a report of a county medical examiner, toxicological report or autopsy report may seriously impede or impair the ivestigation of a homicide or a felony, a court of record may order that such portions shall not be subject to disclosure as a public document and shall remain confidential. The court shall cause a record to be kept of any testimony given in support of such a petition, which record and all related documentation shall be sealed by the court and open to inspection only by a court reviewing the procddeings.

If you would like to request information, please click on the following link to open the records request form  http://www.comptroller1.state.tn.us/openrecords/pdf/ExtendedInspection-DuplicationRecordsRequestForm.pdf .  All requests for public records shall require the requestor to complete a copy of the Public Records Request.  The completed form may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the Bradley County Medical Examiner's office.

 


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