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About OCME

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was established when legislation was passed in two consecutive sessions of the General Assembly in 1969 and 1970. The legislation abolished a constitutionally mandated system of county coroners, deputy coroners and coroners' physicians. In addition, the legislation created the Forensic Sciences Laboratory within the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Last Updated: Friday January 16 2009
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