Administration Division

The administration personnel of the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office are responsible for the forensic administrative functions of the office. Our staff prepares payroll, maintain accounts payable and receivable, and handles the release of information to families, agencies and hospitals.

Reports
The transcriptionist types the autopsy reports for forensic pathologists, fellows, and residents. Administrative personnel also fulfill requests for autopsy and other reports by law enforcement agencies, media requests, families and attorneys, and perform filing and other receptionist duties.

Complete & Accurate Files
Administrative personnel enter data into the computer from the death certificate, autopsy and toxicology findings on each case. All case files pass through this office several times during processing, and the administrative staff ensures the files are complete and accurate.

The receptionist provides information to callers or visitors regarding office policies and procedures, death certificates, and burial handling. Additional duties include notary duties and making notification to Kansas City Health Department on heat- and cold-\ related deaths.

Prerequisites
Prerequisites for forensic administration include forensic and medical terminology, clerical typing skills and ability to handle distraught families with compassion and empathy.