Medical Examiner Update

As you are aware, In the past five years, the office has improved our service in the following areas: – We have increased the permits staff from one employee in 2010 to four employees currently. – Daily, one physician is dedicated to permits at each location. – The average turnaround time for permits has improved from an average […]

News from the Medical Examiner’€™s Office

We still anticipate moving into our new building in July, 2017. I will keep you advised. Also, our administrative rules were approved. The fees for permits will increase 11-1-16. The cremation will go to $200 and the out of state transport will go to $150. As always, if both permits are needed, we only charge […]

Changes At The OCME

Please be advised of the two following changes: 1. The reimbursement rate for mileage has gone up to 0.575 per mile, beginning Jan 1, 2015. You will find the transportation rate chart, attached. 2. Effective 2-1-15, pick up and drop off times for decedents will be 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:00 pm to […]

Disaster Training Seminar

The Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association along with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be hosting a Disaster Training Seminar on June 21, 2014. The training will be held at the Sunny Lane Funeral Home Event Center, 3900 SE 29th Street, Del City, OK and will begin at 9 AM with conclusion to be […]

Medical Examiner Update September 2013

The Office of the Chief Medical examiner continues to work on the automated permits system.  We are very close to testing the system with a select group of funeral homes. We anticipate a two to three week testing period with the beta testing group. Then, we will introduce the system to all funeral homes. We […]

Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office Is Adding Staff

There are five Forensic Pathologists joining the agency. Our newest Pathologist, Alex John began in the Tulsa branch in late December, 2012. He came from Dallas. Dr. Eric Duval joins our agency on April 30, 2013.  Dr. Duval is a former OCME physician and has maintained his Oklahoma license.  He is familiar with the system […]