Medical Examiners



The Medical Examiner's Office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation provides complete forensic pathology services to 153 of Georgia’s 159 counties in deaths which qualify as coroner cases under the Georgia Death Investigation Act. The Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Georgia oversees the GBI’s medical examiner (M.E.) program and also establishes policies and guidelines for all Georgia coroners and local medical examiners. Read More >>


Medical Examiner Overview

Evidence Guidelines

The examination of human skeletal remains involving crime scenes, mass disasters, and other types of casualty investigations directed toward the analysis and personal identification of human remains.

The Division of Forensic Sciences provides a complete service in Forensic Pathology under the authority of the Georgia Death Investigation Act. Examinations are performed at Headquarters, Eastern Regional Laboratory, Central Regional Laboratory, and Coastal Regional Laboratory.

Tissues are to be retained for microscopical examination in order to establish diagnoses that cause or contribute to death.  Histological examination of tissues to document natural disease processes that are grossly apparent is at the discretion of the medical examiner and is dependent on the nature of the death.  Tissues may also be obtained for documentation of injuries, particularly in child abuse cases and cases involving sexual assault.