New Deputy Phase 1 & 2 Review

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This quiz is designed as a way to track your progress through your training program. There are no failing scores, but it does show areas in our training program that need improvement.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The authority to conduct death investigations is given to the Coroner through ______________ .
    • A. 

      Federal Law

    • B. 

      State Law

    • C. 

      County Ordinance

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Jurisdictional

    • B. 

      Non-Jurisdictional

    • C. 

      Provisional

    • D. 

      Cremation Authorization

  • 3. 
    Case logs (clipboards) are kept in what area of the office?
    • A. 

      Secretary's area

    • B. 

      First Deputy's area

    • C. 

      Safe

    • D. 

      Not in office, logs are done online

  • 4. 
    Payroll is turned in on a weekly basis to a supervisor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A death is reported to the office by a home hospice nurse.  The decedent is an 85yo female that died in her home as a result of metastatic lung cancer.  Based on the information provided, this death would best be handled as what type of case?
    • A. 

      Jurisdictional

    • B. 

      Non-Jurisdictional

    • C. 

      Cremation Authorization

  • 6. 
    A death is reported to the office by the hospital.  The decedent is a 74yo male that was admitted following a motor vehicle accident last week.  His injuries include several broken ribs and a fractured ankle.  You are told that the attending physician is signing the death certificate and the Cause of Death is Pneumonia.  Based on the information provided, this death would best be handled as what type of case?
    • A. 

      Jurisdictional

    • B. 

      Non-Jurisdictional

    • C. 

      Cremation Authorization

  • 7. 
    While working day shift, you receive a phone call from medical records at the hospital inquiring if we are signing the death certificate on a 24yo female who was struck by a vehicle and died in the ICU.  You recall from the morning meeting that we investigated the case overnight.  Based on the information provided, what answer should you provide medical records?
    • A. 

      Yes, we are signing the death certificate.

    • B. 

      No, the patient died in the hospital; the attending physician should sign.

  • 8. 
    A written narrative should be completed for every Jurisdictional case.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The decedent's social security number is required for every investigation conducted by our office.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When requesting authorization to cremate, a funeral home must fax us which of the following items?
    • A. 

      Completed Death Certificate

    • B. 

      Cremation Permit

    • C. 

      Coroner's Office Cremation Questionnaire

    • D. 

      Family Authorization Signature

  • 11. 
    Items that should be checked daily include all of the following, except:
    • A. 

      Staff Mailbox

    • B. 

      Water Cooler

    • C. 

      Dry Erase Boards

    • D. 

      Email

  • 12. 
    Scheduling is managed daily by which member of the Coroner's Office team?
    • A. 

      Chief Deputy Coroner

    • B. 

      Coroner

    • C. 

      Senior Investigator

    • D. 

      First Deputy Coroner

  • 13. 
    Calculating from your day of hire, the maximum number of hours you are allowed to work in a year is:
    • A. 

      1,000

    • B. 

      10,000

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      2,080

  • 14. 
    Which of the following items is not needed when reporting to an autopsy at Lehigh Valley Hospital?
    • A. 

      Autopsy Information Sheet

    • B. 

      Camera

    • C. 

      Medication List, if applicable

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 15. 
    When completing a death verification letter to an outside agency, who may sign the letter?
    • A. 

      The Deputy preparing the letter

    • B. 

      The Deputy who handled the investigation

    • C. 

      The Coroner or a supervisor

    • D. 

      A Senior Investigator