Caddo Parish Coroner's Office

-PECs and CECs

Physician’s Emergency Certificate (PEC) may be written by a physician after an individual presents to the emergency room or a treatment facility and is evaluated by a physician. The PEC may hold the individual in the hospital for an extended period of time for further evaluation or treatment.

Coroner’s Emergency Certificate (CEC) may be written after an evaluation is completed by a board certified psychiatrist that is deputized through the coroner’s office. The CEC may hold the individual in the hospital for an extended period of time for further evaluation or treatment.

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