ORS 146.055¹
  • autopsies
  • training programs
  • report

(1) The Chief Medical Examiner shall assist and advise district medical examiners in the performance of their duties.

(2) The Chief Medical Examiner shall perform autopsies, if in the judgment of the Chief Medical Examiner such autopsy is necessary in any death requiring investigation, when requested by a medical examiner or district attorney.

(3) The Chief Medical Examiner shall regularly conduct training programs for the district medical examiners and law enforcement agencies.

(4) The Chief Medical Examiner shall submit an annual report to the State Medical Examiner Advisory Board detailing the activities and accomplishments of the state and each county office in the preceding year as well as a cost analysis of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. [1973 c.408 §6; 2017 c.151 §8]

Chapter 146

Law Review Cita­tions

10 WLJ 2-10 (1973)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 146—Investigations of Deaths, Injuries and Missing Persons, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors146.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 146, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano146.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information