WVC 61 - 12 - 6
§61-12-6. Chief medical examiner may obtain additional services
Subject to the approval of the director of the division of
health, the chief medical examiner may, in order to provide for the
investigation of the cause of death as authorized in this article,
employ and pay qualified pathologists and toxicologists to make
autopsies and such pathological and chemical studies and
investigations as he or she considers necessary, in the several
counties or regions of the state and he or she may arrange for the
use of existing laboratory facilities for such purposes. Qualified
pathologists shall hold board certification or board eligibility in
forensic pathology or have completed an American board of pathology
fellowship in forensic pathology.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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