TDCJ Deaths (Hospital Galveston)
All TDCJ deaths are reported to the TDCJ Warden and Chaplain at ext. 2-6191 or TDCJ communications ext. 26108. Complete section 2 of the FORM 5012. The TDCJ Chaplain is responsible for contacting the next-of-kin for autopsy consent and funeral home disposition.
If the pronouncing physician would like to speak with the family about autopsy, then he/she should contact the Chaplain’s office to obtain contact information. The physician should discuss autopsy procedure, restrictions etc. per section 4 on the Form 5012 and obtain witnessed telephone consent.
Nursing service will complete all required decedent affairs paperwork. See nursing responsibilities.