Accreditation of Medicolegal Death Investigation Offices

No matter the outcome, this is yet another acknowledgement of the importance of professionalizing the MLDI field in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Commission on Forensic Science recently recommended the use of grant funds to defray the costs associated with the accreditation of U.S. medicolegal death investigation (MLDI) offices and that all offices performing MLDI activities be accredited by 2020. Of the almost 2,400 MLDI offices in the U.S., less than 100 are currently accredited by either the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) or the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IAC&ME).

For additional information, access the entire National Commission on Forensic Science recommendation at http://tinyurl.com/qy32t3m