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medical examiner

[′med·ə·kəl ig′zam·ə·nər]
(forensic science)
A professionally qualified physician duly authorized and charged by a governmental unit to determine facts concerning causes of death, particularly deaths not occurring under natural circumstances, and to testify thereto in courts of law.
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White was especially concerned about the cozy relationships between coroners, district attorneys, and private medical examiners like Hayne, relationships that the ad hoc autopsy system seemed to encourage.
Because of staff cuts, come May 20 there will be no medical death investigators to respond to local reports of accidental, suspicious or unexplained deaths, the deputy medical examiner, forensic pathologist Dr.
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Maintain ongoing competency of medical examiners through training, testing, certification and recertification
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Our office was seeking a more powerful and organized categorizing system that would interface with our existing database infrastructure to store image-based case information," said Walter Poppe, chief photographer for Nassau County Medical Examiners Office.
Chief Medical Examiner for San Antonio in Bexar County Texas and noted author of forensic textbooks and numerous articles on traumatic asphyxia, came one day after the findings of the autopsy conducted by the Travis County Medical Examiner's office were released to school officials.
Di Maio is Chief Medical Examiner of Bexar County, Texas, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.
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The American Board of Medical Specialties was founded by the four existing specialty boards, the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges the Federation of State Medical Boards, the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, and the National Board of Medical Examiners at a meeting in 1933.

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