Committee Approves Term Limit for County Medical Examiner | NBC Chicago

Committee Approves Term Limit for County Medical Examiner

Effective immediately, it will be easier for the Cook County Board to fire the Chief Medical Examiner, who until now has enjoyed a virtual lifetime appointment. But in the wake of the recent scandals at the morgue, it is unclear what the current medical examiner?s future holds.The Board adopted reforms at Thursday?s meeting, mandating a five year term for the chief medical examiner, laying out procedures for his or her firing, and imposing a sixty day limit on the amount of time bodies can be kept prior to burial.

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