The county Medical Examiner is a licensed doctor who investigates deaths pursuant to Chapter 331.801 of the 1985 Iowa Code.  The ME reports to the County Attorney and State Bureau of Criminal Investigation.


  Clay County, Iowa - Medical Examiner

County Medical Examiner shall be either a licensed doctor of medicine or licensed osteopathic physician of the county, who shall investigate any death caused from violence, sudden, or suspicious manner as specified in Chapter 331.801 of the 1985 Code and, report same to County Attorney and State Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Compensation plus actual expenses for each investigation shall be paid by county.

Medical Examiner shall perform such autopsies as deemed necessary or are required by County Attorney or State Medical Examiner.

Address of Medical Examiners office:
Spencer Family Care
116 E. 11th Street, Suite 101
Spencer, IA 51301

Phone Number:
(712) 264-3500

FAX Number:
(712) 262-5793

Office holder name:

Dr. David Robison, MD

Appointed by the
Board of Supervisors
Term, two years, bond $1,000
Term Expires 12/31/2021

Dr. Hillary Kerrick and her
Term Expires 12/31/2020

Medical Examiner's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the

Medical Examiner's office


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