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California State Coroners Association



CSCA is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote and protect the interests of all Coroner and Medical Examiner professionals throughout the state. California’s medicolegal death investigation system is configured in three distinct models; however regardless of the variation in the title and administrative structure of the offices, the state and federal laws governing the Coroner function remain consistent for all of the state’s 58 county offices.

The Association is committed to communicating our members’ concerns to government and regulatory bodies, advocating for sound public policies that affect our industry, promoting professional standards that enhance the effectiveness of the medicolegal death investigation service to our communities, and providing excellence in training and education.

Our Mission:

It is the mission of the California State Coroners’ Association, (CSCA) to support and represent the interest of coroners, sheriff coroners, and medical examiners throughout the State of California in their mandated mission to determine the circumstances, manner, and cause of all violent, sudden or unusual deaths. The CSCA promotes professionalism and expertise in the field of medical-legal death investigation and works with the state’s Peace Officer Standards and Training, (POST) to develop standards for education and training and takes a lead role in addressing legislative issues affecting coroners throughout the state. The CSCA takes an active role in working with the Federal Government, the State and local governments in the management and support of disasters or emergencies.

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