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Medical Examiner's Advisory Committee

Notice of Medical Examiner's Advisory Committee


The purpose of the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Cook County Board of Commissioners for improving operations of the Office of the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office and service to the residents of Cook County.  




March 21, 2014 Agenda

  • Roll Call
  • Reading and approval of Minutes: January 17, 2014
  • Report from the Chairman: E. Beckmann, MD, PhD.

         o   Introduction to Human Dignity and Dignity of the Deceased.

         o Cremation Policy in the context of “Protecting the Dignity of the Deceased”

  • Reports from
         o   Bureau of Administration : M. Martinez
         o   Medical Examiner's Office: S. Cina

 §  Introduction of New Executive Office: James Sledge, JD

         o   Subcommittees                       
  • Old Business

          o Cremation Policy

          o Gift of Hope

  • New Business
  • Next Meeting: May 16, 2014 
  • Adjournment
Notice: This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02). Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Pamela Smith at 312.666.0500 or via email at pamela.smith1@cookcountyil.gov



This communication is for informational purposes only. 


Discussion of this communication by more than a majority of a quorum of committee members “by video or audio conference, telephone call, electronic means (such as, without limitation, electronic mail, electronic chat, and instant messaging), or other means of contemporaneous interactive communication” could be deemed a meeting under the Illinois Open Meetings Act.






Medical Examiner's Advisory Committee Calendar

Notice is hereby given that the Medical Examiner Advisory Committee will meet on the following dates at the lower level of the Office of the Medical Examiner, 2121 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612:



Friday, January 17, 2014                          Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014                            Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014                                Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday, January 16, 2015

Each meeting will convene at 11:00 AM and conclude by 12:30 PM and will be open to the public in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120, and will be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with pertinent state and federal laws upon notification of anticipated attendance. Individuals needing special accommodations who plan to attend the meeting should contact Pamela Smith at the Office of the Medical Examiner by telephone at 312.666.0500 or via email at pamela.smith1@cookcountyil.gov












Agency Contact Information Portlet  
Contact Information
Contact Information

Bureau Name:

Administration, Bureau of

Main Office:

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2121 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612-3705

Telephone: (312) 666-0500/0200

Stephen J. Cina, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner

James Sledge, JD
Executive Officer

The Medical Examiner's Office operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The office is open to the general public: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for official Cook County holidays.


Identification Hours:  11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., weekends and official Cook County holidays.