Michigan Medical Examiner System
Michigan Population (2000 estimate)
Number of Counties
Type of System
- Medical examiner
- County Medical Examiner
- Medical Examiner--4 years. Next appointment: varies by county.
- Medical Examiner--appointed by County Board of Supervisors, or as set by County Civil Service System in counties with such a system.
- Medical Examiner--physician licensed to practice within the state and a resident of the county or a neighboring county for which they are appointed.
- The Board of Supervisors may appoint, with the County Medical Examiner's approval, a Deputy County Medical Examiner, who must be a physician licensed to practice in Michigan. In Counties with civil service systems, the County Medical Examiner appoints the Deputy County Medical Examiner. In counties with a population of one million or more, deputies must be residents of the county for which they are appointed. In counties with a population of fewer than one million, deputies must be residents of the county for which they are appointed or residents of a contiguous county.
- By violence.
- When unexpected.
- Without medical attendance during the 48 hours prior to the hour of death unless the attending physician, if any, is able to determine accurately the cause of death.
- As the result of an abortion, whether self-induced or otherwise.
- Of any prisoner in any county or city jail.
Michigan Comp. Laws Ann. Sections 52.201 et seq.; 333.2833, 333.2841, 333.2843, 333.2844, 333.2855, 333.2881, 333.2882; 750.492.
Dan Remick, M.D. President
Michigan Association for Medical Examiners
M2210 Medical Science I, 1301 Catherine Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0602
(734) 763-6454 Fax (734) 763-6476
Description information last updated August 1995
Contact information last updated March 2002