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Title:Coroner Training Board
Contact Name:Anthony Rafferty
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Function:The Board has the following powers and duties: (a) To require units of local government to furnish such reports and information as the Board deems necessary to fully implement this Act. (b) To establish by rule appropriate mandatory minimum standards relating to the training of coroners, including, but not limited to, Part 1760 of Chapter V of Title 20 of the Illinois Administrative Code. The Board shall consult with the Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association when adopting mandatory minimum standards. (c) To provide appropriate certification to those coroners who successfully complete the prescribed minimum standard basic training course. (d) To review and approve annual training curriculum for coroners. (e) To review and approve applicants to ensure no applicant is admitted to a coroner training school unless the applicant is a person of good character and has not been convicted of a felony offense, any of the misdemeanors in Sections 11-1.50, 11-6, 11-9.1, 11-14, 11-17, 11-19, 12-2, 12-15, 16-1, 17-1, 17-2, 28-3, 29-1, 31-1, 31-6, 31-7, 32-4a, or 32-7 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, subdivision (a)(1) or (a)(2)(C) of Section 11-14.3 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or subsection (a) of Section 17-32 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or Section 5 or 5.2 of the Cannabis Control Act, or a crime involving moral turpitude under the laws of this State or any other state which if committed in this State would be punishable as a felony or a crime of moral turpitude. The Board may appoint investigators who shall enforce the duties conferred upon the Board by this Act.
Term:To expire the first Monday of August each 3 years thereafter
Senate Confirmation:No
Composition:The Board shall be composed of 5 members who shall be appointed by the Governor as follows: 2 coroners, one forensic pathologist from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, one forensic pathologist from a county other than Cook County, and one citizen of Illinois who is not currently or was a coroner or forensic pathologist.
Authority:55 ILCS 135/1

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Denton, J. Scott8/5/20198/1/2016GovernorMemberForensic PathologistMcLean
Dye, Sr., Calvin8/4/20259/26/2022GovernorMemberCoronerSt Clair
Gustafson, Brian8/3/20208/1/2016GovernorMember, ChairCoronerRock Island
Maher, Amy8/5/20198/1/2016GovernorMemberPublic MemberSangamon
Woertz, Lauren8/3/20208/1/2016GovernorMemberForensic PathologistCook