IAC&ME Accreditation

 

Check List

UPDATE:  Please download the most updated information on the accreditation process.

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:

John Fudenberg
IAC&ME
1704 Pinto Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 455-3385

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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.

ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS:

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.

Accreditation Application Fees:
Office Size                                 Current          Starting Jan 1, 2020

Population <100,000                   Class I   $1500              $2000

Popluation 100,000-500,000        Class II  $2500              $3000

Population >500,001                   Class III $3500              $4000

*NOTE:  Starting January 1, 2020, the fees will increase to amounts listed. 

ADDITIONAL COSTS:

Onsite visit: All organizations are required to have an onsite review by two auditors.

All transportation, meal per diem, lodging and associated incidentals, including any accessibility needs are the responsibility of the agency to be audited. The association will make all travel arrangements in an economical, practical and appropriate manner, which will include refundable airline tickets, and will invoice the agency.

STANDARDS:

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

Standards

ACCREDITATION AWARDS:

Upon completion of the review of all documents and onsite inspection, the jurisdiction will be advised in writing of their pass/fail status.

Actual certification will be granted by the IAC&ME Board Approval at one of two meetings, either the general membership meeting in July or at the mid-year board meeting in February.

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. 

Annual Maintenance Fees:
Office Size                                       Current           Starting Jan 1, 2020

Population <100,000                   Class I  $250                $300

Popluation 100,000-500,000        Class II  $500               $600

Population >500,001                   Class III $1000             $1200

*NOTE:  Starting January 1, 2020, the fees will increase to amounts listed. 

 

IAC&ME ACCREDITED OFFICES:

Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Since 2005

Lehigh County Coroner’s Office (Pennsylvania)
Since 2006

Ada County Coroner’s Office (Boise, ID)
Since 2006

Twin Falls County Coroner’s Office (Twin Falls, Idaho)
Since 2008

Lancaster County Coroner's Office (Lancaster, PA)
Since 2011

Lexington County Coroner's Office (Lexington, SC)
Since 2012

Cowlitz County Coroner's Office (Longview, WA)
Since 2012

Lewis County Coroner's Office (Chehalis, WA)
Since 2012

Cambria County Coroner's Office (Johnstown, PA)
Since 2012

Ramsey County, Office of the Medical Examiner (St. Paul, MN)
Since 2012

Natrona County Coroner's Office (Caspery, WY)
Since 2013

Grant County Coroner's Office (Moses Lake, WA)
Since 2013

County of Adams Coroner's Office (Gettysburg, PA)
Since 2013

Richland County Coroner's Office (Columbia, SC)
Since 2013

Kane County Coroner's Office (Geneva, IL)
Since 2014

Ross County Coroner's Office  (Chillicothe, OH)
Since 2014

Charleston County Coroner's Office (N. Charleston, SC)
Since 2015

York County Coroner's Office (Rock Hill, SC)
Since 2015

Greenwood County Coroner's Office (Greenwood, SC)
Since 2015

Park County Coroner's Office (Fairplay, CO)
Since 2015

Kitsap County Coroner's Office (Bremerton, WA)
Since 2015

Washington County Coroner's Office (Washington, PA)
Since 2017

San Mateo County Office of the Coroner (San Mateo, CA)
Since 2019

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office (Santa Cruz, CA)
Since 2019