State Attorney Fox Appointed to the Medical Examiners Commission

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of State Attorney Amira Fox to the Medical Examiners Commission.

The Medical Examiners Commission has certain disciplinary oversight of medical examiner activities as part of its statutorily mandated duties. The nine-member commission works with local, state, and federal agencies to help enhance the role of medical examiners in Florida.

Some other responsibilities of the Commission, and the support staff of the Commission, are to publish the Annual Medical Examiners Report and the Annual and Interim Drugs in Deceased Persons Reports. These reports provide statistics and an overview of deaths in the state of Florida that can assist law enforcement and other state agencies.

“I appreciate the responsibility of being appointed to the Medical Examiners Commission. The investigation and reporting of deaths in Florida is an important role and primary function of Medical Examiners. Any assistance the Commission can bring to their work assists citizens and is important in the role of law enforcement as we prosecute crimes involving death. I want to thank Governor DeSantis for this appointment,” said State Attorney Fox.

The Medical Examiners Act, Chapter 406, Florida Statutes, was enacted by the Legislature in 1970 to establish minimum and uniform standards of excellence in statewide medical examiner services.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office