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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 52, STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS
Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined
Section: 52:17B-79: Office of state medical officer; creation; state medical examiner; qualifications; appointment; term; compensation; employees and assistants
There is hereby established in the Division of Criminal Justice in the State Department of Law and Public Safety the office of the "State Medical Examiner" which shall be under the immediate supervision of an officer to be known as the State Medical Examiner who shall be a duly licensed physician, a graduate of a regularly chartered and legally constituted medical school or college and a qualified forensic pathologist. He shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall serve for a term of 5 years and until his successor is appointed and has qualified. He shall receive such salary as shall be provided by law. The Attorney General shall, subject to provisions of Title 11 of the Revised Statutes relating to Civil Service, appoint such other personnel as he may consider necessary for the efficient performance of the work of the division. He shall prescribe the duties of all such persons thus appointed and shall fix their compensation within the limits of available appropriations.
L.1967, c. 234, s. 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1968. Amended by L.1972, c. 13, s. 1, eff. April 17, 1972.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.
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