A medical examiner in Arizona is looking to streamline its process for finding people who were killed by the virus and who may not have died by other means.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security is asking for assistance to expedite the process of issuing medical examiner certificates.
They’re looking for people who may have been infected with the coronavirus, or who were recently diagnosed with it.
The department is looking for those who were infected in the Phoenix metro area, and also those who have a known history of hospitalization and who were not treated at an outpatient facility or hospital.
The medical examiner is required to provide a certificate to all persons who have been deemed to be infected with coronaviruses.
The certificates will only be issued to the medical examiner if they show that a person died as a result of a medical or other reason that was not caused by the coronajet, said Julie Bouchard, deputy director of the medical examination in Arizona.
She said she is also looking to test people who are deceased in a county, which will likely mean they may not be able to get a certificate until the coronas is gone.
“It would be very helpful for us to have some sort of standard or protocol for this, and that would be the first step of a process that would hopefully be more efficient,” Bouchardsaid.
The coronaviral death certificate process has taken years, she said.
There is no federal standard for coronavides death certificates, so there is no standard for determining who needs a certificate.
The CDC issued a recommendation in April that states, counties and hospitals should use the same coronavirent for the issuance of certificates.
It would require the state and county to establish a coronavirocassist program, and the state would have to have the authority to issue a certificate if there is a documented history of illness or other symptoms.
Bouchdsaid said she does not know how much it would cost the state, but that it would likely be at least $1,000 per certificate.
The state already requires medical examiners to certify death certificates for coronas and other coronavids.
The coronavídoses and other diseases have killed about 9,000 Americans, according to the CDC.