The Iowa Code and Iowa Administrative Code define the scope and duties of the Medical Examiner.

Iowa Code

Section 331.801
Section 331.802
Section 331.803
Section 331.804
Section 331.805

Section 691.5
Section 691.6
Section 691.6A
Section 691.6B
Section 691.6C

Section 22.7 Confidentiality

Administrative Code

Chapter 126 - State Medical Examiner
Chapter 127 - County Medical Examiners

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations defines the uses and disclosures of protected health information for which an authorization or opportunity to agree or object is not required. The section relevant to medical examiner disclosure of protected health information is (g) Standard: Uses and disclosures about decedents—(1) Coroners and medical examiners.

Title 45: Public Welfare § 164.512(g)