Vruwink’s Coroner Bill Recieves Public Hearing
Representative Amy Sue Vruwink (Milladore) Tuesday testified before the Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations in support of Assembly Bill 530 which creates professional standards and essential training for coroners and medical examiners, who perform death investigations in Wisconsin.
“We naturally do not gravitate toward conversations about death, but it is an issue that inevitably will affect every one of us and every one of our constituents,” Vruwink told the committee “I have worked closely with the Wisconsin Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners to draft consensus legislation that will support coroners and medical examiner as well as the integrity of the office and that will serve constituents most effectively.”
Although death investigations require specialized knowledge and skills, Wisconsin is one of just four states without a training requirement for coroners and medical examiners.
Assembly Bill 530 updates statutes concerning death investigations, creates a death investigation license, defines minimal training standards, and creates an oversight board to provide training and licensing support to coroners.