Forensic Medical Investigator Law and Legal Definition
A forensic medical investigator refers to a medical professional trained to handle investigations involving medical science and the law. S/he must be qualified to walk crime scenes and gather evidence without contaminating the scene or compromising evidence. A forensic medical investigator must have a keen sense of observation to notice not just the extra-ordinary, but also the ordinary that may play a key role in solving the crime. S/he is obliged to find evidence and preserve the evidence so that it is acceptable in court.
The following is an example of a case law on forensic medical investigator:
A Forensic Medical Investigator must acquire required experience in forensic science laboratory analysis in area of criminalistics. [Healy v. County of Nassau, 18 A.D.3d 873 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)].
Legal Definition list
Related Legal Terms
- Acceptable Medical Source
- Aeromedical Evacuation
- Allowable Medical Expenses
- American Academy of Forensic Sciences [AAFS]
- American Board of Forensic Anthropology
- American Board of Forensic Odontology
- American Board of Forensic Psychology
- American Board of Forensic Toxicology [ABFT]
- American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
- American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators [ABMDI]