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  SFGov: Medical Examiner
The Medical Examiner is appointed by law to many responsibilities, the foremost of which is the investigation and certification of a variety of deaths of legal or public health interest.
The Chief Medical Examiner is required, by law, to determine the cause, circumstances and manner of death for those cases found to be under the Office's legal jurisdiction.
The Medical Examiner differs from the Coroner in that the latter is a lay office, usually associated with the Office of the Sheriff in most California Counties.
www.sfgov.org /site/med_examiner_index.asp   (520 words)

  
 Maricopa County Medical Examiner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A medical doctor is also required to take a minimum of 20 hours of approved medical education every year to maintain their medical license.
A medical examiner certifies a death based on his or her expert opinion following an investigation and medical examination or an autopsy of the decedent.
Generally medical examiners are in agencies separate from law enforcement and the criminal justice system to preserve their objectivity.
www.maricopa.gov /medex/faq.asp   (671 words)

  
 Coroner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many jurisdictions have the office of coroner, or their equivalent (medical examiner is a frequent alternative title in the United States).
Other jurisdictions, such as Orange County, California have merged the legal competencies of a Coroner into the office of the Sheriff, whose medical duties as Coroner are then delegated to a professional forensic staff of M.E.'s, technicians, and such.
G: Medical Examiner is a reality television show shown on the Discovery Health Channel that shows dramatic reenactments of autospies that Dr. Jan Garavaglia has done.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medical_examiner   (973 words)

  
 What is a Medical Examiner? - Community Resources - Seminole County Government - Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Medical Examiner is a forensically trained physician, appointed by the Volusia County Government, to investigate violent, suspicious or unnatural deaths.
The Medical Examiner has a duty to determine objectively the cause and manner of death in such cases and is assisted by medical examiner investigators and law enforcement personnel.
The Medical Examiner and an investigator respond to every homicide and suspicious death scene before the body is taken to the office for investigation.
www.seminolecountyfl.gov /commsrvs/medExaminer.asp   (1375 words)

  
 HCME Educational Opportunities
The medical examiner is authorized by state statute with the investigation and examination of persons dying suddenly, unexpectedly, or from physical or chemical injury.
The responsibility of the medical examiner is to determine cause and manner of death, and to document and preserve evidence as it relates to the decedent.
The medical examiner law in Texas (Texas Code of Criminal Procedures section 49.25) is very clear with respect to which deaths fall under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner i.e.
www.co.harris.tx.us /me/Edu.html   (2031 words)

  
 Medical Examiner
The records that are required by law to be made, maintained or kept by the County or State Medical Examiner are the Report of Investigation by Medical Examiner, the inventory of property of value, the autopsy report, including its findings and conclusions, and the results of external examinations upon the bodies of deceased persons.
The Medical Examiner assumes charge of the body, may review past medical history, may speak to the family about the deceased and may retain items related to the death or give these items to law enforcement.
EXAMINATIONS, INVESTIGATIONS AND AUTOPSIES: In any of the following circumstances involving the death of a human being, the Medical Examiner of the county in which the death occurred or the body was found shall determine the cause of death and shall make or have performed such examinations, investigations and autopsies as he/she shall deem necessary.
www.co.middlesex.nj.us /medicalexaminer/faq.asp   (1389 words)

  
 Dr. G: Medical Examiner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
G: Medical Examiner is a reality television series shown on the Discovery Health Channel.
G, or Dr. Jan Garavaglia, is a Medical Examiner with Florida's District Nine Medical Examiner's office in Orlando, Florida.
This series features Dr. G working on unexplained deaths in the Orlando area, as well as similar deaths from her last position as a Medical Examiner in Bexar County, Texas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dr._G:_Medical_Examiner   (228 words)

  
 Utah State Office of the Medical Examiner
Section 26-4- 4 (2) states the medical examiner shall have the authority to conduct investigations, perform any necessary examinations, and retain any samples required for the determination of the cause and manner of death or for scientific purposes.
The medical examiner may also request any records relating to the medical care and treatment of an individual whose death is under investigation.
The records of the medical examiner are considered confidential and may only be released to the legal next-of kin, an authorized investigative agency and/or a physician who has treated the decedent.
hlunix.hl.state.ut.us /ome/act.html   (509 words)

  
 Chapter 2.06 MEDICAL EXAMINER
The county medical examiner shall be appointed by the county executive from applicants approved by the Whatcom County Medical Society and the county sheriff and shall be confirmed by the county council.
The medical examiner shall have an M.D. or D.O. degree and be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Washington.
The county medical examiner, as provided in RCW 68.50.010, shall have responsibility for accepting jurisdiction for the remains of a person that are unclaimed by friends or relatives.
www.mrsc.org /mc/whatcom/whatco02/whatco0206.html   (721 words)

  
 Rockingham News: Medical examiner rules eyed
CONCORD - The state medical examiner’s office is tightening its rules in the wake of criminal charges against former assistant deputy medical examiner Gene "Geno" Nigro, formerly of Raymond.
Among other revisions to state rules, the medical examiner’s office is considering an official form to document drug removal from the scene of a death.
Last month, Chief Forensic Examiner Katherine Wieder also was suspended from the medical examiner’s office, but authorities would not confirm whether her suspension was related to the Nigro case.
www.seacoastonline.com /2004news/rock/11192004/news/49542.htm   (766 words)

  
 Medical Examiner's Office - Douglas County Sheriff's Office - Oregon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The goal of the Medical Examiner's Office is to serve Douglas County Law Enforcement Agencies, the District Attorney's Office, the medical community and family members with the investigation of sudden, unexpected, unexplained deaths.
The Medical Examiner's Office investigates deaths that occur in Douglas County that are of concern to the public's safety, health and it's welfare.
Based upon evidence obtained, the Medical Examiner's Office makes every attempt to accurately determine positive identity of the decedent(s) and the circumstances leading up to death, by means of thorough detailed investigations.
www.dcso.com /medical.asp   (356 words)

  
 NC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Payment of the medical examiner fee shall be authorized only when the report is postmarked within 14 days after the local medical examiner assumed jurisdiction of the dead body, unless the Chief Medical Examiner determines that the delay was beyond the control of the local medical examiner.
For each investigation including the making of the required reports, the medical examiner shall receive a fee as established in G.S. 130A-387 to be paid by the state unless the decedent is a legal resident of the county in which death occurred, in which event such county shall be responsible for the fee.
No payment is due when the county medical examiner utilizes a hospital emergency room or other hospital facility for examination of a body unless such examiner expressly orders a body, that would otherwise go to a funeral home or morgue, to be transported to the hospital for examination.
www.ocme.unc.edu /rules/admin_codes.shtml   (1393 words)

  
 VCHCA - Medical Examiner
The purpose or mission of the Medical Examiner - Coroner is to accurately determine the cause, manner and circumstances of deaths that fall under the jurisdiction of the coroner as defined by California statutes, to identify decedents, to locate and notify next-of-kin, and to do so in a timely fashion.
When the Medical Examiner is notified of a death, and the death comes under his jurisdiction, an investigation surrounding the death is initiated.
The Medical Examiner Investigator may make the determination to release the body from the death scene directly to a mortuary or may decide to have the body transported to the Ventura County Morgue facility pending additional investigation.
www.vchca.org /me   (1065 words)

  
 MEDICAL EXAMINER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Michigan Law mandates that the Ingham County Medical Examiner establish the cause and manner of death in all persons who die suddenly, unexpectedly, violently as a result of any suspicious circumstances, while imprisoned in a county or city jail, or in persons without medical attendance 48 hours prior to the time of death.
An additional responsibility of the Medical Examiner is to establish the cause and manner of death when there is no other physician available or none willing to sign the Death Certificate.
Operates the office of the Medical Examiner, which is responsible for the performance of necessary autopsies to determine cause and manner of death.
www.ingham.org /hd/MEDICAL.htm   (135 words)

  
 Exeter News-Letter Local News: Ex-medical examiner indicted
BRENTWOOD - Former state medical examiner Gene Nigro was indicted last week on 22 counts, several stemming from an incident in which he allegedly injected a 21-year-old man with a debilitating narcotic drug and tried to sexually assault him.
Nigro, 46, with a last known address of 31 Prescott Road in Raymond, was suspended from his position as a medical examiner in June on suspicion of illegal behavior.
Officials believe the drugs were taken from medical examiner cases as well as from the deceased.
www.seacoastonline.com /2004news/exeter/11122004/news/48057.htm   (1000 words)

  
 District Six Medical Examiner's Office
Since the Medical Examiner's Office interacts with a variety of different agencies it is important that coordination of effort be used to maximize service to families in need.
An investigator of the Medical Examiner's Office is available 24 hours a day to accept reports of death that fall within the guidelines of F.S.S. 406.11 and require the initiation of an investigation.
The physician or medical examiner shall certify over his or signature the cause of death to the best of his or her knowledge and belief.” (s.
www.co.pinellas.fl.us /forensics/policy/policystatement.htm   (4592 words)

  
 Whatcom County Medical Examiner - Bellingham, WA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Medical Examiner is a physician qualified to perform forensic investigations, authorized by Whatcom County, Washington, to investigate sudden unexpected, violent, suspicious, or unnatural deaths.
The purpose of the Medical Examiner program is to bring trained medical evaluation to the investigation of deaths that are of concern to the public health, safety, and welfare of the community.
The Whatcom County Medical Examiner's Office is an independent agency operating under a professional services contract arrangement with the Whatcom County Government.
www.co.whatcom.wa.us /medex/index.jsp   (113 words)

  
 Forensic Medical
Forensic Medical, the Office of the Medical Examiner for the State of Tennessee and Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County, has the academic credentials, qualified forensic pathologists, physical facilities, as well as a caseload that will provide a stimulating and enjoyable learning experience for the individual who seeks to be challenged.
Forensic Medical, a division of Associated Pathologists, a large multispecialty pathology group, was established several years ago to provide private medical examiner and forensic services to Metropolitan Davidson County and the surrounding counties in Middle Tennessee.
The State of Tennessee Center for Forensic Medicine is a 20,000 square foot state of the art facility that houses the State and Metro Medical Examiners in a cooperative relationship between the Tennessee and Nashville governments.
www.forensicmed.com /fellowship_prog.htm   (558 words)

  
 Medical Examiner
A Medical Examiner is a physician with particular expertise in investigating violent, sudden and unexpected, suspicious or unattended deaths.
When forensic pathologists are employed as death investigators they bring their expertise to bear upon the interpretation of the scene of death, in the assessment of the consistency of witnesses statements with injuries, and the interpretation of injury patterns or patterned injuries.
The Medical Examiner's Office is committed to providing continuing education in the most current forensic investigative techniques and procedures to localities' medical examiners and their deputies.
jobs.state.va.us /careerguides/MedicalExaminer.htm   (2470 words)

  
 All about Crime Scene Analysis by Katherine Ramsland
(In her case, the medical examiner wasn't called for two hours.) He (or she) makes a cursory evaluation of the manner of death (a gunshot wound to the back), and then the body gets transported to a funeral home or the morgue.
Stanton Kessler is the Chief of Staff for the Medical Examiner of the State of Massachusetts.
An autopsy is a postmortem medical examination of a corpse to determine manner and cause of death for an official report.
www.crimelibrary.com /criminal_mind/forensics/crimescene/4.html   (2055 words)

  
 IDPH - Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office
The primary function of the county medical examiner is the search for a truthful, logical and scientifically unbiased statement of the cause and manner of death of an individual.
County medical examiners must display uncompromising honesty, integrity and loyalty to their community and their oath, regardless of any pressure they may receive from outside sources.
We are committed to providing tireless support, education, consultation and training to each of the county medical examiners and their investigators in order to assist them in the investigation of deaths throughout the state.
www.idph.state.ia.us /do/medical_examiner.asp   (282 words)

  
 Medical Examiner Home Page
The mission of the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office is to serve the living through the investigation of sudden, unexpected, unexplained, suspicious and all violent deaths.
The Medical Examiner's Office investigates those deaths occurring in Pierce County which are of concern to public health, safety, and welfare.
Modern medical and forensic science is applied to the death investigation process by highly trained technical staff so that murder shall be recognized, the innocent shall be exonerated, and previously unrecognized public health and industrial hazards shall be revealed.
www.co.pierce.wa.us /abtus/ourorg/me/abtusmed.htm   (318 words)

  
 Wayne County, Michigan - Medical Examiner
This form is needed by the Medical Examiner’s Office for proper and expedient release of the body to the funeral home.
You may request a Medical Examiner Investigator to explain what procedures will be performed on the body and when it can be released to you for final disposition.
The Medical Examiner's Office handles an average of 10-12 deaths a day, or 3,500 to 4,000 annually.
www.waynecounty.com /medexam?ref=soft-tox   (840 words)

  
 Medical Examiner's Office
The function of the county medical examiner is one of death investigation.
The medical examiner is responsible for determining the reason why a death has occurred, by discovering whether the death resulted from natural causes, an accident, or the actions of the decedent or another person.
The medical examiner has the power to subpoena witnesses who may have knowledge of the facts of the death to appear at the inquest to aid the jury in reaching a verdict.
www.co.multnomah.or.us /da/medex.html   (706 words)

  
 MEMPHIS, TN: MEDICAL EXAMINER AMUSHED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In another case that brought widespread attention, the Medical Examiner's Office conducted the autopsy of Katherine Smith, the Tennessee driver's license examiner whose body was burned beyond recognition in a fiery car wreck on Feb. 10.
Smith, a driver's license examiner, was found burned to death in her car last month after she was charged in a federal inquiry with conspiracy to obtain fraudulent driver's licenses.
They are accusing the Shelby County medical examiner of purposefully withholding evidence that could have helped them defend Workman."That X-ray was absent from the record for one reason: the Medical Examiner's Office suppressed it," the attorneys wrote yesterday in the motion to reopen the case.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/fr/693738/posts   (5293 words)

  
 Medical Examiner in Travis County, Texas
The medical examiner conducts legal investigations from a medical point of view into all sudden, traumatic, and otherwise suspicious deaths that occur in Travis County.
Travis County Medical Examiner's Office extends to you its deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one.
The Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy when there is a need to establish cause of death or in cases where criminal proceedings may follow.
www.co.travis.tx.us /medical_examiner   (931 words)

  
 Cook County Information Center
As a result of a 1972 referendum, the Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County was established December 6, 1976, and the Office of the Coroner was abolished.
The Office is the only Medical Examiner system in Illinois and covers half the population of the state.
The Medical Examiner must be a physician, licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois and be certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and forensic pathology
www.co.cook.il.us /agencyDetail.php?pAgencyID=11   (375 words)

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