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Georgia Audit Says Coroners Aren't Reporting All Suicides

A new state audit says county coroners across Georgia aren't reporting suicides and all suspicious deaths to the State Medical Examiner's Office as required by law.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation runs the Medical Examiner's Office.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the audit released by the Department of Audits and Accounts says the GBI acknowledges that such cases may not be reported as required, but they have not taken action to address the issue.

GBI Director Vernon Keenan sent a letter to the auditor saying more pressing needs have kept the agency from exploring changes to the Georgia Death Investigation Act.


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