Letter: County Coroner Supports Vruwink
To the Editor-
Currently under Wisconsin State statutes there are no requirements for any type or level of training for coroners or lay medical examiners. No license exits in this state. All coroners need in order to practice in this state as a death investigator is one more vote than the other person.
The Wisconsin Coroner & Medical Examiners Association (WCMEA) has been trying to change state statues to have licensing and a minimum level of training for over 10 years. Wisconsin is only one of three states in the nation that does not have some level of required training or licensing.
Representative Amy Sue Vruwink, 70th Assembly District, recognized the absolute need to have trained and licensed death investigators in the state of Wisconsin. She undertook this mission by approaching the WCMEA and guided the process of drafting a bill to rewrite state law, adding minimum training standards to the statue.
This has been a long process and we are close to this legislation moving forward. We need Amy Sue Vruwink to continue to push its passage.
Amy Sue Vruwink’s integrity and willingness to work on bipartisan support is truly a huge asset of hers in this very partisan legislative community. She has worked with legislators on both sides of the isle to achieve the goal of WCMEA. For this we thank her.
Amy Sue Vruwink is my assembly legislator and will be receiving my vote. I, also, strongly encourage your vote for Amy Sue.
Scott Rifleman, Coroner
Portage County, WI