Quality Assurance in Medical Examiner Practice

R Zumwalt

12:00 – 12:30

Discussion (led by Panel 2 Chair)


12:30 – 1:30

Lunch in NAS cafeteria


1:30 – 2:10

Panel 3: Comparison of ME and Coroner Systems

Chair: Tom Pearson


Advantages and Disadvantages of ME System

M Fierro


Advantages and Disadvantages of the Coroner System

C Parrott

2:10 – 2:45

General Discussion (led by Panel 3 Chair)


2:45 – 3:00



3:00– 5:00

Panel 4: Medicolegal Death Investigation and the Criminal Justice System

Chair: David Kaye


The Value of Medical Expertise in Death Investigation

C Hirsch*


The Adequacy of Evidence Derived from DI Systems



• Scientific Evidence in the Court Room (in General)

D Kaye


• The Prosecutor’s Perspective

J Dusek


• The Defense’s Perspective

B Scheck


Adequacy of Expertise and Services Available to DI Systems



• Crime Lab

S Narveson


• Other Consultants and Services

MF Ernst


General Discussion (Led by Panel Chair)


5:30 pm

Closing Remarks and Adjourn


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