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Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward
All medical examiner offices should be accredited pursuant to NIFS-endorsed standards within a timeframe to beestablished by NIFS.
All federal funding should be restricted to accredited offices that meet NIFS-endorsed standards or that demonstrate significant and measurable progress in achievingaccreditation within prescribed deadlines.
All medicolegal autopsies should be performed or supervised by a board certified forensic pathologist. This requirement should take effect within a timeframe to beestablished by NIFS, following consultation with governing state institutions.