691.6  Duties of state medical examiner.

The duties of the state medical examiner shall be:

1.  To provide assistance, consultation, and training to county medical examiners and law enforcement officials.

2.  To keep complete records of all relevant information concerning deaths or crimes requiring investigation by the state medical examiner.

3.  To adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A, and subject to the approval of the commissioner of public safety, regarding the manner and techniques to be employed while conducting autopsies; the nature, character, and extent of investigations to be made in cases of homicide or suspected homicide necessary to allow a medical examiner to render a full and complete analysis and report; the format and matters to be contained in all reports rendered by medical examiners; and all other things necessary to carry out this section. All county medical examiners and peace officers are subject to the rules.

Section History: Early form

  [C71, 73, 75, 77, § 749A.6; C79, 81, § 691.6]

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1603; 90 Acts, ch 1233, § 39

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