Reporting Procedures

Deaths which do not fall within our jurisdiction do not need to be reported.

If a death is reportable, please notify our office promptly. An investigator can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 303-461-9387. An investigator will return your call as soon as possible.

Hospital Cases

Please have the following information when reporting hospital cases:
  • Demographic information such as name, date of birth, ethnicity, gender, marital status, social security number and address of the decedent.
  • Next of kin information including name, address, phone number and time / date of notification of death.
  • Place of death.
  • Admission information including, date / time of admission and from where transferred (e.g. private residence, other medical facility, etc).
  • Past medical history.
  • Pronouncement information including date, time and physicians name

Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Hospice Cases

For nursing homes, assisted living and hospice reportable cases, in addition to the above information, please have the following:
  • Primary care physician name and phone number
  • Date of last visit with the primary care physician