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Bill raises standards for state medical examiner

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A bill that raises the standards for the next state medical examiner hired by Mississippi is on its way to Governor Haley Barbour.

House Bill 1456 was approved by the Mississippi State House of Representatives Wednesday after a failed attempt to derail the legislation.

The medical examiner and anyone chosen to perform autopsies would have to be certified in forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology.

A non-certified doctor would be allowed to perform an autopsy in the event a board-certified pathologist was not available.

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