In Illinois, we have elected Coroner's that determine the cause of death and conduct death investigations. Rarely is the elected coroner a medical examiner. Such is the case in Peoria County, where our coroner contracts with a medical examiner to conduct autopsies. Our contracted medical examiner is ready to retire after several decades. There are only 650 MEs in the United States, according to our ME.
I'm not looking to necessary "steal" the ME from your community, but if anyone has an RFP for ME services or has gone through the process of replacing an ME, I would greatly appreciate some insight.
Thanks in advance,