§61-12-12. Facilities and services available to medical examiners. Pursuant to rules promulgated by the secretary of the department of health and human resources, the facilities of the office of the chief medical examiner and its laboratory, and the services of its professional staff, shall be made available to the county medical examiners and coroners in their investigations under the provisions of section eight of this article, and to the persons conducting autopsies under the provisions of section ten of this article.