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§ 5-306. Appointment of deputy medical examiner, forensic investigators

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: July 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 5. Death (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Postmortem Examiners Commission (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2023
MD Code, Health - General, § 5-306
§ 5-306. Appointment of deputy medical examiner, forensic investigators
Baltimore City
(a) This section does not apply to Baltimore City.
In general
(b)(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Office may appoint one or more deputy medical examiners and forensic investigators for each county.
(2)(i) The Office shall appoint a deputy medical examiner for a county from a list of qualified individuals submitted to the Office by the medical society of the county.
(ii) The number of names on the list shall be at least twice the number of vacancies.
(iii) If a county does not have a medical society or if the medical society does not submit a list of names, the Office may appoint a deputy medical examiner for the county without a list.
Physician requirement
(c) Each deputy medical examiner appointed under subsection (b) of this section shall be a physician.
Deputizing another deputy medical examiner
(d) If necessary, a deputy medical examiner may deputize another physician in the county to act as deputy medical examiner.
(e) Each deputy medical examiner is entitled:
(1) For each medical examiner's case that the examiner investigates, to a fee that is set in accordance with the State budget;
(2) If the examiner is called as a witness before a grand jury or in a criminal case, to the fee that the court sets; and
(3) To any additional compensation that a county provides.


Added by Acts 1982, c. 21, § 2, eff. July 1, 1982. Amended by Acts 1990, c. 238, § 1, eff. July 1, 1990; Acts 2007, c. 11, § 1, eff. July 1, 2007; Acts 2008, c. 69, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2023, c. 268, § 1, eff. July 1, 2023.
Formerly Art. 22, § 3.
MD Code, Health - General, § 5-306, MD HEALTH GEN § 5-306
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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