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Cuyahoga County Charter - Article V - Appointed Officers

ยง 5.03 Medical Examiner: Powers, Duties and Qualifications

All powers now or hereafter vested in or imposed upon county coroners by general law shall be exercised by the Medical Examiner. The Medical Examiner shall also have such powers and duties as shall be established by ordinance that are not inconsistent with those provided by general law for county coroners. The Medical Examiner shall be a licensed physician, shall have specialized training in forensic medicine and pathology, and shall have final authority as to determinations concerning medical matters within his or her responsibility. The Medical Examiner may appoint deputies to the Medical Examiner, who shall be designated Deputy Medical Examiners and one of whom may be designated the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner.

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