§ 32.1-279

Duties of Chief Medical Examiner; teaching legal medicine

A. The Chief Medical Examiner shall carry out the provisions of this article under the direction of the Commissioner. The Chief Medical Examiner may, with the approval of the Commissioner, employ forensic pathologists to serve as Assistant Chief Medical Examiners in the central and district offices established pursuant to § 32.1-277.

B. The Chief Medical Examiner and Assistant Chief Medical Examiners shall be available to Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Virginia, the Eastern Virginia Medical School, and other institutions of higher education providing instruction in health science or law for teaching legal medicine and other subjects related to their duties.


Code 1950, § 32-31.12; 1960, c. 366; 1972, c. 741; 1975, c. 475; 1979, c. 711; 1991, c. 454; 2002, cc. 87, 478; 2014, c. 583.


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