Strengthening the Medicolegal-Death-Investigation System: Accreditation and Certification A Path Forward

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This document provides recommended actions that departments and agencies could consider, in a coordinated effort, in order to ensure and possibly accelerate the accreditation and certification of ME/C offices and MDI practitioners, and retention of existing ME/Cs. Consideration of the proposed actions, appropriations to support their implementation, and prioritization and execution of the actions are necessary to provide the United States with a modern, professional, and efficient MDI system that can provide accurate, comparable, and timely data to policymakers, researchers and public health and safety officials.