Dane County might expand medical examiner services to Brown County
The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office might soon start providing services in Brown County if an intergovernmental agreement is approved.
Revenue from the proposed intergovernmental agreement would help pay for the cost of 4 to 5 new positions for the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to a release from County Executive Joe Parisi.
Parisi said the agreement would help save taxpayers money.
The office will continue to work in the Dane County East District Campus currently under construction. Staff will eventually be located in Brown County and will conduct all Brown County autopsies.
“Dane County is known as the gold standard in medical death investigations,” Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach said. “Regionalizing their expertise will provide greater level of services for our area and long term taxpayer savings by cost sharing resources.”
Dane County is contracted to do all of the death investigations for Rock County and also provides autopsy medicine and forensic investigative services to 12 other Wisconsin counties and one county in Illinois.
The resolution to approve the intergovernmental agreement will be introduced to the Dane County Board Monday night and is currently in front of the Brown County Board.