State Medical Examiner’s Office granted “provisional” accreditation by national board

(WTNH) — A reprieve is on the way for Connecticut’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. They are being granted “provisional accreditation” for the next 12 months.

The Medical Examiner’s Office was at risk of losing national accreditation, because there is a staff shortage and an increased case load to due the opioid crisis.

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The accrediting body did recognize the ME’s office is making progress in some areas, though it has been unable to make additional hires due to the ongoing budget stalemate.

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