attackdbyleaves (attackdbyleaves) wrote in little_details,

Where are DOA bodies taken to in the hospital?

 Is there a special area for DOAs? Are they even taken to a hospital? I'm assuming so for a death certificate and whatnot, but my searches have been futile.

The setting is San Diego, California in 1992. The character's pronounced dead at the scene, but I'm unsure what happens after this point. I've searched "dead on arrival procedure" and "Where are dead on arrival bodies taken?" and variations of these, but nothing's given me any helpful results. I'd like to know where the family would be taken, also. Would they go to the hospital and into a room with the body or something, or would they only be there to fill out paperwork, or something completely different I'm not thinking of or finding?

Any help with this is really appreciated. I've been stuck on this scene for a couple days now, so thanks in advance.
Tags: 1990-1999, usa: california, usa: health care and hospitals

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