Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) §11-593 requires that the following deaths be reported to the Office of the Medical Examiner:
• Death when not under the current care of a health care provider as defined pursuant to section §36-301.
• Death resulting from violence.
• Unexpected or unexplained death.
• Death of a person in a custodial agency as defined in section §13-4401.
• Unexpected or unexplained death of an infant or child.
• Death occurring in a suspicious, unusual or nonnatural manner, including death from an accident believed to be related to the deceased person's occupation or employment.
• Death occurring as a result of anesthetic or surgical procedures.
• Death suspected to be caused by a previously unreported or undiagnosed disease that constitutes a threat to public safety.
• Death involving unidentifiable bodies.
It is up to the medical examiner to determine if a case meets jurisdictional requirements to further investigate and certify the cause and manner of death on the Death Certificate.