(c) Notifies the Chief, Patient Administration Division, during normal duty
hours or the Administrative Officer of the Day (AOD) after normal duty hours.
(d) Prepares the body to include packing and tying-off. Removes all
clothing, jewelry, false teeth, and other prosthesis for inventory. Wraps the body in a
sheet upon receipt of administrative clearance from Patient Administration Division or
(e) Witnesses the inventory of valuables and personal effects by patient
administration or AOD.
(f) Arranges for movement of remains to the morgue.
(2) Responsible medical officer. The attending medical officer or
professional officer-of-the-day performs the following duties.
(a) Pronounces death.
(b) Carefully checks and verifies the correct name and status of
deceased with the nurse on duty.
(c) Notifies next of kin, if present.
(d) On all patients, obtains authorization from NOK for post-mortem
examination unless an autopsy is indicated by law or other authority. If post-mortem is
desired, has sponsor or NOK sign two copies of SF 523. The commander may
authorize post-mortem examination on active duty personnel in accordance with AR
40-2 (covered in para 6-9).
(e) Completes and signs two copies of the Hospital Report of Death, DA
(f) Completes one work copy of Certification of Death (Work Copy). The
type of certification of death used depends on the state or country in which the MTF is