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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Medical examiners and coroners. Creates the office of the state medical examiner (office) within the state department of health. Requires the creation of regional medical examiner offices to conduct autopsies referred by each county coroner in the region. Sets forth the duties of a regional medical examiner. Requires the office to bill the county of residence of a deceased person on whom an autopsy is performed for the costs of the autopsy. Requires a county coroner to certify a death after the regional medical examiner forwards an autopsy report to the county coroner. Requires a certified child death pathologist within the regional office to: (1) consult with the coroner; (2) conduct certain autopsies; and (3) perform certain duties. Repeals provisions establishing or concerning the commission on forensic sciences.