If your office is interested in becoming accredited, would like a list of our current standards, or have questions on how to begin the process contact the IAC&ME Secretary:
1704 Pinto Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106
You can download the application in pdf format.
The IAC&ME now offers accreditation for offices of all sizes. This certification process provides coroner and medical examiner offices the opportunity to self assess and subsequently have auditors, trained by the association, to review applicable standards.
The procedure allows coroner and medical examiner offices to ensure they are conducting business practices and procedures in compliance with international standards.
Once an office commits to this level of professionalism there are several steps that must be followed to complete accreditation.
*NOTE: The current fee structure applies to the Accreditation process as well as the Re-Accreditation process.
Population <100,000 Class I $1500
Population 100,001-500,000 Class II $2500
Population >500,001 Class III $3500
Onsite visit: Organization that operates a morgue facility are required to have an onsite review by two auditors.
All transportation, meal per diem, lodging and associated incidentals are the responsibility of the agency to be audited. The association will make all travel arrangements in an economical, practical and appropriate manner and will invoice the agency.
As part of our newly adopted standards, we offer an electronic self-assessment checkllist to IAC&ME members. If you would like review the standards and/or take the self-assessment, please visit us at http://iacme.orainc.com.
Upon completion of the review of all documents and onsite inspection (except virtual), the agency will be advised by the Senior Team Auditor or Audit Chairman (virtual audit) if the agency meets the IAC&ME established standards.
Actual certification will be granted by the IAC&ME Board Approval at one of two meetings, either the general membership meeting in June or at the mid-year board meeting in January.
MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS:
Accreditation is granted for five years. Agencies must maintain the records of accreditation for the full length of the accreditation.
Annual Accreditation Maintenance Fees will be effective the (4) four years following successful accreditation. Re-Accreditation fees will be charged on the (5th) fifth year.
Failure to pay the Maintenance Fee will result in suspension of accreditation until fees are current.
IAC&ME ACCREDITED OFFICES:
Natrona County Coroner's Office (Caspery, WY)
Ross County Coroner's Office (Chillicothe, OH)
Charleston County Coroner's Office (N. Charleston, SC)
York County Coroner's Office (Rock Hill, SC)
Greenwood County Coroner's Office (Greenwood, SC)
Kitsap County Coroner's Office (Bremerton, WA)