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Richland County Coroner’s Office Receives International Accreditation

Richland county coroner's staffCongratulations to the Richland County Coroner’s Office for receiving accreditation from the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. The office was subjected to review of 130 standards including administrative, forensic, investigative and facility. The submission to this process is to ensure that operating policies, procedures and practices are within international guidelines. The Richland County Coroner’s office was awarded the accreditation, and is considered a strategic and progressive model.


Richland County Coroner’s Office has received accreditation

The International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners announced today that the Richland County Coroner’s Office has received accreditation by the association.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office self submitted to this process for the purpose of ensuring the operating policies, procedures and practices are within international guidelines.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office was subjected to review of 130 standards including administrative, forensic, investigative and facility review. The IAC&ME requires 100% compliance of mandatory standards and 90% of all applicable standards.

The IAC&ME extends its compliments to Richland County for submitting to this level of review. “When an agency elects to subject themselves to this process it clearly indicates their desire to stand to peer review and demonstrates to the public and stakeholders a strong desire to provide excellence in service provision.”

The completion of this process which is for five years indicates a professionalism and compassion by the Richland County Coroner’s Office.
The IAC&ME congratulates the Richland County Coroner’s Office and Coroner Gary Watts, for the diligence in complying with these standards leading the way in service and compassion for those they serve and their community.