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The Illinois Coroner Training Board was established in 2016. The purpose of the Coroner Training Board is to establish and maintain standards for Illinois coroner training and certification that are relevant, realistic and responsive, and that encourage adherence to high standards of professional practice and ethical conduct when performing medicolegal death investigations.

The Board has the following powers and duties: (a) To require units of local government to furnish such reports and information as the Board deems necessary to fully implement this Act. (b) To establish by rule appropriate mandatory minimum standards relating to the training of coroners, including, but not limited to, Part 1760 of Chapter V of Title 20 of the Illinois Administrative Code. The Board shall consult with the Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association when adopting mandatory minimum standards. (c) To provide appropriate certification to those coroners who successfully complete the prescribed minimum standard basic training course. (d) To review and approve annual training curriculum for coroners. (e) To review and approve applicants to ensure no applicant is admitted to a coroner training school unless the applicant is a person of good character and has not been convicted of a felony offense, any of the misdemeanors in Sections 11-1.50, 11-6, 11-9.1, 11-14, 11-17, 11-19, 12-2, 12-15, 16-1, 17-1, 17-2, 28-3, 29-1, 31-1, 31-6, 31-7, 32-4a, or 32-7 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, subdivision (a)(1) or (a)(2)(C) of Section 11-14.3 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or subsection (a) of Section 17-32 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or Section 5 or 5.2 of the Cannabis Control Act, or a crime involving moral turpitude under the laws of this State or any other state which if committed in this State would be punishable as a felony or a crime of moral turpitude. The Board may appoint investigators who shall enforce the duties conferred upon the Board by this Act.