Death at Home

Sometime the person is at home under the treatment of the doctor or under the hospice care. If death occurs and the person is under hospice care then call hospice, do not call 911. Hospice nurse will come. After contacting their physican and County Medical Examiner, nurse will pronounce the death.


If the person is not under hospice care then call 911 and police will come and will contact the Medical Examiner. Medical Examiner on the phone will decide either release the body to funeral home or ask to bring the body to them.


Give Rahma Funeral Home contact information to the nurse or Medical Examiner so that they can call Rahma for pick up once body is ready for release.

The dead human body is considered Quasi-Property which is the accepted legal status. Rights associated with the body are as if it were property for the purpose of disposition only.


Responsibility for Final Disposition

  1. House Holder: The person who own or control the property where the death occurred.
  2. Surviving spouse.
  3. Next of Kin.
  4. Public authority.   

Medical Examiner Contact Information

Medical Examiner Dallas County
Institute of forensic sciences
Med Exam Office /Crime Invest Lab
Jeffrey J. Barnard, M.D.
2355 N. Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, Texas 75207
Phone: (214)920-5900 Office
Fax:     (214)920-5908

Medical Examiner Collin County
William Rohr, M.D.
Collin County Medical Examiner
700 B Wilmeth Rd. McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: 972-548-3775 (McKinney)
           972-424-1460 ext. 3775 (Metro)
Fax: 972-548-3760

Medical Examiner Tarrant County
Nizam Peerwani, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner
Tarrant County Medical Examiner and
Forensic Science Laboratories
200 Feliks Gwozdz Place, 
Fort Worth, TX 76104-4919
Phone: (817) 920-5700    
Fax:     (817) 920-5713

Medical Examiner Denton County
306 N. Loop 288 Suite 140
Denton, Texas  76209-4887
Phone: (940) 349-2870 (Metro)
(972) 434-8833 (Metro)
(940) 898-5600 (After 5:00pm, Weekends, and Holidays)
Fax:    (940) 349-2871 (Metro)