Ga. audit: Coroners aren’t reporting all suicides

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — 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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