Health
8:18 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Medical Examiner's Office Gains New Staff, Seeks Path To Reaccreditation

State officials with the medical examiner’s office say they are one step closer to reaccreditation under the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) with the hiring of two new staff members. 

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Amy Elliott, chief administrative officer for the medical examiner’s office, told the Board of Medicolegal Investigations last week that two new full-time forensic pathologies have joined the state. Dr. Cheryl Niblo joined the Tulsa office in July and Dr. Clay Nichols will join the Oklahoma City home office in September.

This will bring the agency’s full-time forensic pathology staff up to 11, only four away from the number needed to regain accreditation at present workload levels. Both Tulsa and Oklahoma City have funding for one more forensic pathologist in each location, and as always are actively recruiting, Elliott said.

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