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Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner
Los Angeles County Coroner Department seal.png
Department overview
Formed 1982 (1982)
Jurisdiction Los Angeles County, California
Headquarters Boyle Heights, California
34°03′39″N 118°12′48″W / 34.0607°N 118.2132°W / 34.0607; -118.2132Coordinates: 34°03′39″N 118°12′48″W / 34.0607°N 118.2132°W / 34.0607; -118.2132
Employees 20009 (1921)
Annual budget $218,797,000 (2010)
Department executive
  • Jonathan R. Lucas M.D., Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner
Parent department Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Los Angeles County Coroner Building
Los Angeles County Coroner Building in 2008

The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner (formerly the Department of Coroner) was created in its present form in Boyle Heights on December 7, 1990 by an ordinance approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, though it has existed in some form since the late 19th century. On September 3, 2013, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the name change for the department, from the Department of the Coroner to the Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

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